Each collection of jewels I make is based upon nature…there is indeed some kind of spirit that rolls through all things, some fearsome memory in stones, in wind, in the lives of birds… and I would say… in trees – evident in the boab trees of my tree-speak range.
For me, the boab tree or bottle tree is a place of contemplation and a place for people to gather and feel sheltered, and connect to one another. The words I engrave echo this philosophy. The trees are strung on seeds from Buddhist prayer beads to illuminate the symbol of the tree as temple; and a single silver bead is incorporated to remind us of the difference an individual’s (kindness) can make, to the whole.
10% of the artist’s profit are donated to the Wilderness Society