This pendant depicts a fallen bird. The image is meant to provoke a strong response of pity, empathy, loss of joy, and heaviness of spirit amid the strife of 2020. The bird is haloed in a 24k gold starburst with the roman numerals MMXX (2020) below.
Pendant Only *No Chain*
Sterling silver, 24k gold, vitreous enamel
Hand painted, torch fired, hand fabricated
Memento mori (“remember death”) jewelry of the 1800s was designed to remind us to "live righteously" – or in today's thinking, “be present in the moment.” This collection of memento mori pieces reflects the historical significance and gravity of our times. I aim to bring a sense of empathy and context to the work through images and symbols that evoke both pity and dread, that are reminiscent of the hardships and perspectives of generations before and centuries past.