Friday, June 27, 2008
Dance, Dance, Dance
Sterling Silver Bracelet
I am working on a custom order piece, a free-form sterling silver cuff style bracelet. Coaxing the heavy gauge wire into it's delicate pirouettes, curls and spirals takes a bit of muscle. The goal for me is to get the design to look easy and free-flowing.
I am not a dancer, but as I worked on my own 'dance', I was struck by the irony of something looking easy, light and free-flowing and the amount of strength, sweat and tears that is actually involved in creating the final product.
This work is so very much of the moment, about being enveloped in the power of the effort and the force of concentration.
It reminds me of a quote from Suzanne Farrell that I like very much.