Monday, June 11, 2012

Sculpture and Jewelry

I'm winning on teaching her irony. It's a contested battle with her learning manners.
At least she'll know how to use tools properly.

Centering and punching holes in red bottle caps, using my tools, was a success with the 9 year old.

The inspiration was some beautiful black lava beads I'd purchased, white elk bones from soup stock, and lignum vitae wheels that needed to be used for something!

Black and white needed red. I like the symbolism of birth, life, death, and a good soda pop.

Then off to Dava Bead for wire and findings. Anita, one of the owners of Dava Bead raised an eyebrow at the heavy, funky necklace. (There's irony.)

I told her it was for a Buddha sculpture. 

Turns out she'd made a necklace for a Buddha too! 
Her friend's Buddha had been broken and then repaired. The necklace was to hide the repairs.

I think that her gift of the necklace IS the repair. It helps restore a friend's moral, and makes beauty and meaning where there was vandalism.

Have you ever made a gift of your art to help restore the world?


Theresa Cheek said...

This is wonderful! I also love the color references. The Buddha should appreciate the ingenuity of sourcing for the necklace.

kara rane said...

amazing Life,, the suffering (vandalism) has created beauty and meaning.

Patrick Gracewood said...

I think Buddha was/is the ultimate recycler, Theresa.

Life is so much easier when I think of recycling emotions instead of thinking that they are permanent. Put them in the bin....

Patrick Gracewood said...

Kara, Isn't it our job as artists to create beauty and meaning? Can't think of better for for us and for the world.