1″ x 2″, glass, stone, metal
If there’s one thing that last night’s attempted coup reinforces, it’s that the people in
this country are not aligned. Philosophically, politically, ethically, there’s not just disagreement, but a much more deeply-rooted difference in perspectives and beliefs that make it hard to see across the divides. This pendant is one that I’ve been working on for weeks, bit by bit. I found the ring and chose an off-center spot for it. I filled it in with stones, and then I cut the thinnest of the filati that I’d pulled into short lengths. I lined some of them up with each other and let the others head in different directions. In the end, the blue filati look like cloth, woven of tiny strands, strengthened by having pieces facing in each direction. I hope that despite our differences in perspective, we can all come together to align at least some of our actions and to keep the fabric of the community strong.