Calcite set on sterling silver. This 65 million year old stone was found on Ellesmere Island in the far North of Nunavut. The ring measures 4.5cm L x 5cm W x 6cm H. To be worn with love and care.
The reward is in the act of observing. Stone colours, textures, the shape of leaves, the ebb and flow of the sea, the changing seasons - all of these things continue to inspire my work. A gesture of thanks and appreciation.
At first it was a technical challenge - to really learn to see the natural world and to develop techniques to capture a sense of it in metal. But as time has passed I am now realizing another purpose: Connection. People connecting to place, places connected to each other, and our shared connection to the world around us.
“The moon casts 3 shadows, you know.”
One of my students said that to me almost 20 years ago. I am still thinking about it.