1″x2″, glass and found objects
This week there were two different moments that reminded me of the mercury balls that I would play with as a kid whenever a thermometer would break. First, we were sitting around a fire pit in our friends’ yard in the snow, desperate to socialize despite all the limitations of COVID. When we put a piece of ice or snow on the rim of the fire pit it balled up and skittered along just like mercury, until it steamed away. Then this pendant, with fused dichroic glass that looked silvery, asked for silver beads to fill some of the spaces. When it was finished and I stepped back, it looked like balls of mercury running through the opening between the fused pieces.