Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea

Named for the resin inlaid bezel focal piece that reminded me of  Yukio Mishima's novel, The Sailor Who Fell from Grace With the Sea, a story of a man with competing passions, a woman and the sea that he feels is his true and only home.

This neck piece is made completely of things found in the process of decay (or change, more accurately), and it is meant to continue changing.  Collaged to the surface of the old leather pouch is antique text, hand stitching, cotton tatters, recycled sari silk and fragrant beeswax.  It's definitely a statement piece, and not for the faint of heart.  Wear it to remind yourself of the sad outcome of warring passions or hang it on the wall. 

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful piece. (Wonderful story- I do recall reading it many, many years ago)