There is a wooded lot behind my house, footsteps from the door. During the day, goldfinches play among the bright buds and briars. At night, my dog peers into the blackness, hackles raised, as an unseen threat rises from its den.
Vitreous enamel, steel, 24k gold; hand painted, torch fired, .75” x .75”. This pendant is one of a collection of works journaling my experience of the coronavirus pandemic while sheltering alone. I created this enameled image by “painting” with gold foil, tiny brushes and powdered glass, then heating with a torch to fuse it to metal.