Somerset, CA, USA
2014 Entry – Mother of Pearl
– Inner liner: Siberian Chatoyant Nephrite
– Outer shell: Gold Plated Bronze
– Pearl: Clear Creek (California) Jadeite
– Base: Edwards Black (Wyoming) Nephrite
Size: 10”w x 5”d x 4” h (25.4cm x 12.7cm x 10.16cm)
Contrasting surface textures, colors and details while combining different materials are part of my artistic ‘language’ in creating integrated works where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.