| bead (greenware) for "Coral Reef" collection|
I wish to be honest.
.... Many happenings on Earth these past two months made me start thinking of beads, jewelry and small things we make as something extremely insignificant in comparison to all the priorities in life, and I know I am not the only one to have felt like that, but....
Things are insignificant only if they have no effect on its surroundings. Size doesn't matter much, it is the meaning we give to things that counts.
So.... do you transfer your emotions into your art? Does it send a message? Does it bring joy, peace or any other good (besides money) to you or others? If answer to any of these questions is YES, then your work is not insignificant. If you can make your emotions circulate from you to your piece and back to you creating more emotions, then your work makes a difference and everything else is just a plus.
If March 29 finds us all well, I will be writing about how to create a sculptural piece of jewelry using symmetry and repetition of one simple form (inspired by nature).
Until then I leave you with a link to remarkable work of Peter Hoogeboom.