I hope you like my little creation. I just spent the last two weeks in Italy and a good portion of that time on the Amalfi coast in a very small town called Praiano. We stayed in the old part of town in a small two bedroom Villa that could only be reached by foot. No road traffic at all. No Wi-Fi, no TV. The main road was an actual 350 steps down from where our little villa sat on the hillside. Another 400+ steps and many more feet of switchbacks led to a beautiful beach area called La Sibilla. A small tiny cove where fisherman tie their boats to buoys and row in to shore, water taxi’s depart for various attractions, and I dug for gold – well, maybe not gold but pottery, porcelain, sea glass, and tile shards! Your creation this month should fit nice and snug in your box. I would glue it in if you like it so that it doesn’t fall forward since it is slightly front heavy.
So, the story of its creation: I took beautiful brown sea glass that was collected on a trip to Hawaii and used that as a mosaic for the back. I then chose to use copper to mirror the beautiful browns in the shard itself. I corrugated the copper and cut it into a shape that mirrored the shard. I faceted the sides of the shard because I needed something for the wire hold on to and liked it so much I continued it down the side. The sole factor driving the creation of the piece was something to highlight the shard and leave its origns to the imagination. Just think about the very rocky beach it was found on, in a far off land. Who knows what life it held before I uncovered it by digging in the rocks with a stick at the waters edge.
Have a wonderful month and thanks again for my installation last month. I really do like it.