I have a small collection of antique poetry books from the late 1800s I inherited from my great grandfather. Even before I could read, the engraved illustrations of gossamer angels and tempest tossed boats drew me into a grownup world of mortality and miracles. Those images inspired this miniature scene of a tiny shipwreck about to fall upon the cliffs of an unknown land. I set the enamel into a chunky pendant and etched the bezel with the Fisherman’s Prayer:
“O God, thy sea is so great and my boat is so small.”
“Lost at Sea”, pendant necklace. Enamel, sterling silver. Hand painted, torch fired, hand fabricated.