I am currently working on a new collection, which can be a daunting task. Questions race through my head such as "what would sell?" "what would make a profound statement?" "will the collection be cohesive with my other work?" So, this time, I am throwing all of these questions out the window. I am allowing myself the time to play. I am reflecting on what has always inspired me and what I have always been drawn to, the place that I always come back to. I am using these previous inspirations as a guide. I find that giving myself parameters helps.
So, where do my inspirations lie?
It is like gold to me. It erodes metal leaving it textured, rich and gorgeous.
The shape of the house. A symbol for vessel. A symbol for the self. Self-portrait. I also really enjoy the geometric lines of the house shape.
Found objects help to tell a story. They help to create a uniqueness to the work, a one of a kind quality, a playfulness. I really enjoy the challenge of incorporating found objects into a piece of jewelry.
O.k. Stay posted. We will see where this goes. I am attempting one piece of jewelry each day.