Pendant necklace on a 30" rolo chain. Sterling silver, vitreous enamel, 23.5k gold. Hand painted, torch fired, etched, hand fabricated. The inscription on the bezel reads, "Well, shit. There goes that."
An extinction level astroid hurtles toward a sleeping city. I created this enameled scene by "painting" with powdered glass with tiny brushes and needles, then I fired it with a torch to permanently fuse the image to the metal.
This piece is part of my Tiny Catastrophes series, a collection of limited edition, one-of-a-kind memento mori pieces that explore the fragility of life and our desire to prevent, explain, and control the uncontrollable.