Sunday, February 24, 2008
This is an amulet I made using a spike taken directly from the tire of an artist friend's truck. I was there on a visit to his family's ranch. So anyway, he says, "Here. See what you can do with this," and handed me the spike. Only an artist would say something like that, don't you think? So, I made this special amulet to reflect the graceful lines in his paintings, and to abstractly reflect the curves of a cello (since I am a cellist and am very inspired by music). The spike is an unconventional item I never would have thought of or considered using had it not come from someone else's hand. It is special to me. I love the piece and wear it often. Looking at it reminds me to think outside the box.