Marida Blue II
High relief Eastern repoussé and kum boo pendant on a Roman chain
22K and 24k gold, sterling, fine silver, Koroit opal
4-1/4″ x 1-3/4″ x 1/2″, 22″ 1-Direction Double Weave, Roman chain.
In Middle Eastern lore, Marida is the plural name of the wish granting and wise djinn.
The inspiration for these shapes in my artwork comes from my love of Moorish archways the genie bottle shaped, blown glass I’ve collected from Egypt, and the gilded glass holiday ornaments that belonged to my grandmother.
There are so many exotic design styles from antiquity that speak to me far more than the current trends in art jewelry and commercial design. Never one to merely imitate the past, I meld the feeling evoked by design styles from history while always striving to speak these lines and curves in my own voice. My artwork lies at the intersection of others’ past and my present.
18" 1-Direction Double Weave Roman, 20" 1-Direction Double Weave, 22" 1-Direction Double Weave