Called to God. This ring features my hand painted hot enamel painting of a tornado descending upon a tiny farm. The ring band is etched with my original micropoem that reads, "The leaves stood up straight as if called to God." The poem is meant to read as a poetic eye witness acount of the moments before a tornado strike.
I create the enameled scene by "painting" with powdered glass on thin steel using tiny brushes and various scraping tools. I fire the design with a torch to fuse the glass 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.
Enamel, sterling silver.
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𝘊𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘺 Brooch in progress. Vitreous enamel; hand painted, torch fired. This is one of a series of art jewelry pieces incorporating dead, flightless, and falling birds. I designed these pieces to provoke a strong sense of compassion and charity; they are my response to a pervasive callousness, a call for empathy for others.