The Lost Year - April 2020
From my Concept Collection. I had been feeling less than motivated to do much during our COVID-19 quarantine, stuck in a giant creative block. I was shocked as I watch the pandemic rages through our communities. So I spent a lot of time reading the news, hoping to find any morsel of hope. At the same time, I was attracted to the form of this deadly coronavirus, with spikes growing out of this perfect sphere. Using a time capsule concept, I created this convertible brooch+pendant that is part of The Lost Year series of 6 pieces.
The hand inscriptions are carved into the surface of a sterling disc. These words define this dark period and what we are going through. Each word or phrase is it's own story. The number of deaths in the US is shown at the center, 63,000+, at the time I finished this jewelry piece on April 30, 2020. One can't help but wonder what that number will be at the end of the next month, and the next, or at the end of 2020.
People asked me "Why do you want to make something that reminds you of so much pain and suffering?" I believe by preserving this moment in time, we will learn not to let it happen again, that we will learn to be more prepared to deal with the next contagion.
Oxidized sterling silver, fiber, stainless steel pin stem
This item is MADE TO ORDER. Please allow 2-4 weeks before shipping.