I love sphinxes. They are the mother of all wisdom and they answer your questions with riddles. Only when you answer successfully do you find the door to yourself. This sphinx sits on a clear quartz crystal with many inclusions. The crystal looks like it has been cut from ice. From the desert to the ice. This sphinx is friendly. Their smile is welcoming. I look at it and ponder existence. The sphinx somehow looks ancient.
This is a piece i made and have worn a lot because its close to my heart. The idea is that Peter and Alfred have one wing each and cannot fly, except with each other.
I wore it when i went to get vaccinated. I wanted to feel like these little angels were with me. The lady there commented it was a very unusual piece. I looked down and realised Alfred’s wing had broken. I sling my bag across my shoulder so that could be what happened. I came home and repaired him. Another day his wing broke again when i dropped him by accident.
Alfred has been heavily repaired, and Peter and Alfred are much loved angels.
All i can say is whatever you create, feels like it is alive and has a life. I think by extension of the fact we have energy and consciousness running through us. Our soul is this intangible force we do not understand. There is no escaping this. I see it in the faces of the little beings i create. Therefore love whatever you create, and create with love. You will be surrounded by what you create and you want these beings to have good intentions.
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I think this necklace has pagan origins. The harvest comes to mind. The turning of autumn’s colours, the browning of the leaves, the leaves that seem gold in the fading light. The quartz chosen is full of inclusions. The light and display of nature’s intricacies. Phallic shapes in nature’s creations. The acorn. The falling fruit. The celebration of the harvest, the strength of creation.
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I made these Fantasy hairpins. They are inspired by hairpins you see from movies of ancient times. They look a little like something from an archaeological excavation. Like bones with a touch of fantasy. I really want to continue making them, they’re very interesting to me. Part art part functional. They represent a certain elegance. What can you say through your sculpture at the tip of a hairpin that when someone wears they will be reminded of ? Questions. Hairpins are interesting. People don’t really notice them but they do make a statement about who you are
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I’m wearing the bird on a branch necklace here to show you what it looks like when someone wears it. It matches well with a white dress or blouse, and light blue would be pretty as well. There’s a story. When i was taking the photograph, i tried to lift the necklace over my head, chain and all. My hair is long so it got tangly. A small branch that was attached broke. (Close up pic) So i had to repair the branch and rebake all over again. (Standing picture of me the branch is longer) These things do happen in art when you are testing things out and trying things out. The main thing is not to give up hope. Now i learn its much better to unclasp the necklace carefully. And i learnt joinings must be thicker. Its all part of the process. Im glad to still have this piece and it was inspired so I’m glad it looks a little like what i envisioned in my mind. I hope to improve on the branch series. The beautiful thing about art is its never broken forever, its never imperfect, it comes into being and just is. You can give things a new life.
I made this necklace with clay. Its a bird with an ornamental bottle and small crystal on a branch with a dreamy blue celestite stone of lucid state awareness. The light blue veins running through it is inspired by Chinese Porcelain. Its kind of one of my dreams to recreate in some way inspired by Spirituality and how Ancient Chinese Art was created.
I made this as a gift for mum’s friend who invited us to her house for dinner. Its two love birds on a branch. Its kind of special to me because in this time of worldwide shortage of clay and materials like chain i managed to put this together for her. Very grateful for the opportunity to offer a meaningful gift to a friend who was so kind to feed us dinner and bought us cake.
I’ve been working with clay a lot recently. It just seems to express my ideas in a different form. This piece is a little dragon, surrounded by delicate lotus leaves. A culmination of spiritual energy in a rutilated quartz. They sit well together. The dragon, the lotus and his stone. A lot of the pieces i make seem like amulets. Though this was not intentional. My mind was somewhere else in the spiritual realm. Its just what the energy seems to bring forth. I think this was the case with crystal pieces ive made. I try to celebrate the beauty of the life and energy of the crystal. But its bought and worn as an amulet. Two different perspectives.
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This was my very first attempt at clay making. Literally the first time i popped clay in the oven. It is a winged being with a gold pyrite accent and amethyst accent finished with a quartz. A spiritual totem for spiritual guidance. I hand painted it. I remember being very nervous and inspired making it. The crystal accents were actually from my Auntie Clara’s crystals. When my Auntie Clara passed away we salvaged some of her crystals and i used them in this creative process.