The lacy look of cast sterling silver guns deceives the viewer from afar....epitomizing the duality of guns in today's society. Hand fabricated bullets hang from the epaulettes.
WHAT IS A GORGET ?
A GORGET is the last vestige of human armor worn around the neck or on the upper chest for protection. In the past, gorgets were worn to denote rank or social standing, symbolizing importance.
I use this form of necklace as a metaphor, as narrative adornment or personal art for what is important to the wearer.
Bronze dancers surround a sterling silver figure for this handsome gorget celebrating the human body and dance.
Part of a triptych depicting the melting glaciers. Sterling silver and chunky chrysocola. Other gorgets represented the melting ice and black ice.
Repouseed fish dreaming and swimming in opposite directions. Superimposed on a shard of broken Ibex glass plate. Sterling silver. Bubbly chain necklace attached.
Oxidized sterling silver and patinaed copper. Fabricated. Depicts the story of the flooding of Valmeyer, IL when the town had to move up to higher ground after the the flooding Mississippi breached the levies.
Reticulated sterling silver collar depicting the flood plain overlaid by forged "Confluence", a neckpiece representing the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers north of St. Louis.
Narrative gorget urging population control. Oxidized sterling silver, malachite. Large pendant on round wire choker.