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Primary necklace
Primary necklace
Copper, Silver, Garnets, Fresh Water Pearls, Black Onyx, Steel, Steel Cable, Powder Coat
2012

This necklace integrates a variety of components to highlight asymmetrical balance. A line of black onyx beads that leads to two steel wire components that lay on the breastplate makes the neckline. Several candy red pierced components are layered over solid blue-violet shapes that hang from the neckline. The calligraphic figures are linked with gestural steel cable and wire bindings that mirror the whimsy of the original brush strokes. A central pendant dominates the composition comprised of red, sky blue, blue-violet and transparent yellow. A strand of garnets and fresh water pearls cradles the pendant. This component swings down to provide visual counter balance to the beaded neckline. The integration of movement through the beaded strands emphasizes elements of duality in my work. The necklace explores the pull between static and dynamic, two and three dimensional, ordered and intuitive.