Brushed Silver and Pearl Hollow Form Necklace – 2nd Place for Contemporary Native American Jewelry
I am thrilled and honored that this piece won second place in the Contemporary Jewelry Division at the Eiteljorg Museum Indian Art Market 2014 in Indianapolis on June 21st. It feels great to be recognized for my work – and inspires me to keep on creating!
Entirely handmade silver and pearl necklace contains five white pearls set as shadowbox in a hollow form brushed silver pendant. The necklace is hand rolled silver with a Roman chain made of over 400 individually formed links.
Very fluid, feminine line. The hollow form is about two inches wide and about half and inch deep. The necklace is a flattering 16 inches.
2013 was a great year. I had some evolutionary leaps in my creative process and am excited to see where next year takes me.
I also had some firsts last year. I showed at The Heard Museum in Phoenix, the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, the Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City, and at the Autry Museum in Los Angeles. All of the shows were juried.
In 2010, Leo Van Kints of President of NANAI and Jan Ketelaars, Dutch film maker, came to the United States to make a documentary film called On the Same Ground about modern North American Indians. They spent four days filming and interviewing my family and me in northern Arizona. Parts of the film where I was featured were finished this year, and it looks like they are intending to finish interviewing and editing in 2014.
My work continues to evolve. I am looking forward to showing in more places in 2014, meeting more people, and of course, expanding my repertoire of jewelry and printmaking.
Looking forward to seeing you in the year to come!
Happy New Year! All the best for health, love, abundance, creativity, and happiness!
Thank you for reading.
Matagi (and Seraphina)
Below is the 2013 Report from WordPress.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.