My heart and spirit always seem to be leaning in the direction of ancient echoes, calling from the past, and primal echoes, that whisper in my heart. This focus on bringing the past to the present and the inner to the outer has been with me since my first painting as a teenager. I work, sometimes struggle, to make the unseen visible. I do this, both through my visual art and my jewelry. And if I breathe into the depths from where these echoes emanate, it helps lesson the very real physical pain of my Fibromyalgia. I have always believed in the transformational power of art, in whatever form.
This necklace, "Primal Echo," came into being first through the spiral pendant. Spirals are universal symbols of transformation and the dance of life, and have always featured prevalently in my art and jewelry. The faceted Rhodonite and the Apache Sage Jasper seemed to go perfectly with the faux brass spiral pendant. The faceted Taureg (African) Silver beads, which I love, pick up the colors in the pendant and, again, seem to speak from the past. This little bit of a song from my repertoire seems to sum what I am saying up:
Listen in the Cave of your Heart,
the Silence echoes your name.
Do you answer the call
to come Home again.