Stink Bug Pin sterling silver stink bug with embossing and etching techniques.
Measures approx. 40 x 30 mm, pictured at the bottom left.
The artist uses a combination of simple goldsmithing techniques (sawing, etching, embossing, forming, and texturing) to create a three-dimensional form from a flat sheet of material. Although many might consider these insects pests, they remind her of summers spent with her family in northern Ontario as a child, and to her, exist as iconic symbols of nostalgia and sentimentality.