This one of a kind piece was accepted to the STATEment Exhibition run by Danaca Design Studio. I created this piece to represent the highs and lows of these unprecedented times. The abstract circle is textured and has dimension through shaping of the metal. This is a reminder that nothing is perfect. The oxidized silver represents this dark period in our history - racial and social injustices; a socially and politically polarized nation; the overwhelming magnitude of a global pandemic. The gold portion of the pendant signifies hope, goodness and light. Despite all of the negativity, death, and division, there have been so many positive aspects of this year - the unwavering commitment of our frontline workers; firefighters taking on massive devastation and destruction; neighbors helping neighbors; and the ability for people to come together and exercise their right to protest racial injustices. The holes represent individual events of 2020 - hurricanes, fires, the virus, economic devastation, months of quarantine, and the loss of over 200,000 American lives to Covid-19.
The piece is made with fine silver, 24K gold foil and an 18in multistrand sterling silver neck wire. The pendant measures 2in x 2in.