Archive for May, 2011

lenticular space charm May 23rd, 2011

Dies Luna

Luna wn 60%v

Lenticular Space Charm

copper, brass, sterling silver, electrum, miniature black mirror

formed, fabricated, patinas

3.8 x 3.8 x 1.4 cm (1.5 x 1.5 x 0.6 inches)

Talisman for increased memory capacity, containing a mirror in its well.

Interior inscription circumscribing the well: MNEME METER POEIA – Mneme (Memory) Mother of Art.

Triangular charm on exterior shield: electrum center mark overstamped with O SO NOW ROSE KNOWS, second complementary triangle marked at points by three diamonds.

May 18th, 2011

Dies Mercurius

Luna wn 98%v

Armory reliquary pendant May 14th, 2011

Nox Saturnus

Luna wx 96%v

bronze 220, resin, fragments of the historic Portland Armory building, home of PCS and the Gerding and Ellyn Bye Theaters (black basalt, red brick, mortar, sand)

fabricated, forged, embedded resin

2.5 x 1.8 x 0.8cm (1.0 x 0.7 x 0.31 inches)

This pendant was created as a gift for a much loved coworker who has shared our bumpy road for nearly 10 years and is about to depart for New York for her next grand adventure. Happy trails, and see you down the road!

proper sacrifice May 13th, 2011

Dies Venus

Luna wx 81%v

Answers, phase I (Mysteria Maxima, the BIG economy):

What have I to offer You, Who are the source and end of all things?

motion, action, a unique tracing on the surface of space.
an arrangement, a choice; beauty.
your question.

What is the worthy offering, the proper sacrifice?

it may not be known until it is done
stand up, go, begin.
fall. find out.



Answers, phase II (Mousai Titanides):

What is the worthy offering, the proper sacrifice?

MNEME : honoring the (re)sources with proper reference/credit, submission to instruction, teaching what you have to offer

MELETE : work and persistence in the work, toil and labor in the studio (improving skill and actualizing the imagined)

AOIDE : allowing one’s own completed art to circulate out in the world, monthly “dues”, the sum of life-energy in the form of material or social resources committed to the work that may have been used for other things

ARETE : active truth in practice, integrity and what that may cost

heart lock series May 9th, 2011

Two of Spades padlock May 9th, 2011

Dies Luna

Luna wx 38%v

Two of Spades Padlock

Entirely handmade functional padlock and key (fabricated, forged, pierced, carved) with two of spades and wormwood foliate motif.

sterling silver, ebony, brass, steel, enamel paint

7.0 x 3.8 x 1.5cm lock (2.8 x 1.5 x 0.6 inches) lock

7.0 x 2.8 x 4cm (2.8 x 1.1 x 1.6 inches) key

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