Necklace. Sterling silver, steel.
An original enameled illustration of State Route 511 in Ashland County Ohio is the focal point of this pendant necklace. The austere 2-lane road runs through long stretches of rural Ohio past defunct farms and isolated fields of milkweed and train tracks. Even as a toddler, vistas along this mostly uninhabited road filled me a clashing sense of wonder and unease. I etched the bezel with an original micro poem that I wrote during a recent visit to Ashland:
My white breath climbed a tree
and a bird called a song I did not know.
On the back of the piece, I etched a portion of a 1949 health insurance ID card which I found among family ephemera.
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My blizzard ring, "Abandoned" is available for purchase online, along with several of my other pieces, at the @metalmuseumstore website. The ring features my one-of-a-kind enameled scene of a car buried in the Ohio Blizzard of 78.