You look at this necklace and think it is fabric, right? Read on.
Wendy Hacker-Moss: Over 200 large stainless steel florets are handfolded origami style and attached to a sterling silver chain. 4 mm blue fresh water pearls are set in the center of the florets.
In the process of creating, each flower is tended to carefully, worked and shaped by hand, and then securely attached to either a sterling silver hand-woven, linked or chain-mail base structure. Attachment is not haphazard or random, but rather repetitive and exacting with a gestalt sensibility, so as to create thickets of form from material. The process is meditative and prayer-like in nature.
Imbued with meaning, objects may carry history from one generation to the next–just as jewelry passed from parent to child may transmit history from one generation to the next. My intention is to create a lasting representation of that which in nature is fleeting. For me, this is a way to memorialize the ephemeral in a sturdy form.