Last spring, after a storm on Puget Sound, I took this shot of beautiful seawrack, and, unfortunately, I passed on the antique sole from a lady's shoe. My imagination wasn't working that day, or perhaps I was thinking to leave it for someone else to enjoy. I went back for it later, but it was gone. The tide or another beachcomber took it away. I could kick myself!
But that was before I made this piece, from a wad of wave formed aluminum (? I guess it's aluminum) and layers of antique handwriting, fabric, and sea-skate leather. It's just been relisted in my Etsy shop since I've decided I can part with it. I call it the Wreck of the Hesperus since it's possible that wad of aluminum came from a smashed boat.
Oh how I wish I had picked up that sole !
It would have stacked and riveted into another one of these gorget style neckpieces and made for a very interesting stack of associations, for instance, sole (foot) to sole (fish) and whatever narrative twists and turns it might take to explain the thing. Alas, another lesson learned the hard way: if it catches your eye, pick it up!
And then there's this handy way of getting the eggs and bacon remains off the plate; it's an ecological, natural prewash cycle, which I have added here just for Marina, of Fanciful Devices!