1″ x 2″, found objects
I’ve been hanging onto the kinds of things that my kids fill their projects with for decades. As a three-year-old in Uruguay I walked along the beach and collected the bits of old tiles that had been smoothed by the waves and washed up on shore. I always surround myself with objects that have meaning and memory. Called “memory objects” or “transitional objects”, they remind me of the person or place that they’re from. I watched with awe as people who I knew joined the fad of reducing what they owned to only 100 items. I could never do that. But maybe if I make one pendant with each memory my collection will get smaller. This pendant uses some of the tiles that I collected on the beach to bring me right back to the colors and patterns of South America in the ’80s.