This necklace features an original enameled painting of a tornado threatening a tiny farmhouse. I wrote the poem that's etched on the fron of this piece; it was inspired by an eyewitness description of a strange phenomenon that ocurred just before a tornado struck her home:
The neat row of mailboxes,
shocked at their sudden certain peril,
gaped, stupid, and purged
a flurry of frightened paper cranes.
I etched the back of the piece with an meteorological isobar map.
One of a kind liquid enamel illustration on copper, original poem, sterling silver. Torch fired, etched, hand fabricated, suspended from a long, 30" rolo chain.
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.
This piece was featured in the Sales Gallery at the Metal Museum.
Rectangular Tornado Necklace
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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.