These pieces were inspired by my Grandma Myrtle who was a bow hunter for the majority of her adult life. These pieces are a tribute to her love of the natural world and her belief that all parts must be used when we hunt for food, shelter and clothing.
This piece represents my 22 years of cubicle confinement. The golden light shines in from outside letting me know there is more to this world. The acrylic cage lets all the beauty in from the outside and entices me to come out and play.
This piece is inspired by true fear. Very few experiences give us that feeling of utter horror, but this piece lets me know fear is ok when used to re-enter the world after a traumatic event with faith knowing that the fear will not stop me.
This piece is inspired by my own experience with infertility. From the outside everything looks normal an perfectly healthy, but something inside is not right and cannot produce life.
This brooch embodies the first real heart break we experience as young people. It hurts so much you feel the sharp pains for a long time and even as time goes by the pain still aches your heart.
This event shapes us and identifies us, but does not break us.
These pieces are representative of something we hold close to our hearts and keep safe. It can be a memory or a physical object, but generally is something we find precious and irreplaceable.