I wrote a poetic little “eye witness” account of a tornado and etched it into the band of this one-of-a-kind enameled ring. It reads, "The leaves stood, as if called to God." I painted the enameled catastrophic scene with powdered glass suspended in liquid and fired it with a torch to fuse the glass painting to steel.
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.
Rectangle Tornado Ring
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"Where Bluebirds Brood" An imagined wearable memory in three chapters, inspired by a photo found in a family album. Cuff bracelets. Sterling silver, enameled steel, bronze, rosecut pyrite, original poem and calligraphy. Electro-etched, lost wax cast, torch fired, hand fabricated. . . . . . .