When I was in Holland my workbench faced a big window overlooking a garden. I would start my work day by quickly sketching one piece of the garden. I didn't want this act to take up a lot of my time. I wanted my eyes to hone in on one detail from the garden and quickly transfer it to paper. It was like my little daily exercise before I started "the real work". The garden I was looking at bloomed while I was sketching it. Pinks, purples, reds, and oranges opened into life in front of me. Each day I was excited to wake up and see the changes happening outside, and then one day I started to see my sketches differently......I started to add metal to them. I was twisting wire that represented movement, change, and growth. I was making these little wire tornado like earrings, so I started sewing them onto my sketches. They became these little objects for your wall......a huge stray off of my regular path. Something I wasn't even quite sure I was comfortable with, but it felt right so I kept making them.
When I was presenting this work at our dinner in Renkum one of the artists there suggested I view it as jewelry for your wall, which I loved! So here it is, your first glimpse at my Jewelry For Your Wall and the blooming gardens which inspired them.