Below Bighorn SEEING THE FAMILIAR Brooch

This work stems from a specific shape that actively recurs in my life—an alignment that is too numbered to not pay attention to. Scallops in the clouds, mountain peaks or waves rolling in, scalloped patterns in a beaded dress or purse, scallops in architectural details and sacred geometry. Always pleasing to my eye, there is consistency and understanding, comfort and recognition in these permutations. I do not seek them out, yet over and over I see, read or listen to variations on this theme. Many of these recurrences and concurrences collide in this series —quilted memories of things, places and people over time.

Materials: oxidized sterling silver, copper, silverlined crystal beads

Dimensions: 3 ½” x 3 ½” x 1 ½”

Date: 2014