Key to the Town: Green Box Arts Festival

Key to the Town: Greenbox Arts Festival

It’s getting to be that time of year for the Green Box Arts Festival held in Green Mountain Falls, Colorado.

Last year, I was asked to create keys to the city of Green Mountain Falls, Colorado, to be presented to honored artists at the Green Box Arts Festival. Wildfires shut down the festival last year, but this year all systems are go. Christian Keesee, founder and promoter talks about this year’s festival in the Denver Post.

I worked with artist Holly Troy to design the keys and we created this unique art piece. The keys are cast in bronze and then are hand-hammered and highly polished, giving each key a unique surface texture. The come with a bronze chain and a medallion naming the recipient of the key and the year. The keys are approximately nine inches long by three inches wide.

This was an amazing project, and it is really exciting that my work will be used over the next several years.

Brushed Bronze Hollow Om Pendant with Silver Back

Brushed Bronze Hollow Om Pendant with Silver Back

Om is the symbol for the sound of creation, the sound of the universe. This pendant is of the symbol Om in a classic shadowbox form, with brushed bronze. The back of the pendant is fine silver.

Sweet little pendant – perfect for your favorite yogi and/or meditator.

Approximately 5/8″ diameter, about 1/4″ deep. Signed on the back.

Nimbus – Bronze Pins for the Yuma Art Symposium

Nimbus – Bronze Pins for the Yuma Art Symposium

I made these pins for the Yuma Conference this weekend. Every year they have a pin swap – it’s much more fun than handing out business cards! And it has been a nice break from preparing for the Heard Museum show next weekend (March 2nd).

The smaller “cup” has a pin that slides through the larger “bowl”, and fastens in the back. The bowl is about an inch tall and 3/4 of an inch wide. I am pleased, and making some in silver as well!

Matagi Sorensen is a Yavapai-Apache jewelry designer, silversmith, and printmaker. His work is inspired by the natural world, industrial decay, and yoga. Based in Phoenix, Flagstaff, and the Verde Valley, his work can be found throughout Arizona, the United States, Europe and on his online shop matagifineart.com. Wholesale enquiries are welcome.

Bronze and Silver New Lotus Flower Pendant

Bronze and Silver Lotus Flower Pendant

My new lotus flower design is very lively – the petals on the flower are open and inviting.
Eye catching, yet small and light enough to wear during a workout.

This particular pendant is bronze and has a silver backing for those of you who enjoy the color of bronze but have a sensitivity to the metal.

The perfect gift for a yogi, flower lover, or meditator. Another addition to the zen collection.

Approximately 5/8 inch diameter by 1/4 inch deep. Signed.

Shown here with a 5-strand omega.

Matagi Sorensen is a Yavapai-Apache jewelry designer, silversmith, and printmaker. His work is inspired by the natural world, industrial decay, and yoga. Based in Phoenix, Flagstaff, and the Verde Valley, his work can be found throughout Arizona, the United States, Europe and on his online shop matagifineart.com. Wholesale enquiries are welcome.

Antiqued Bronze Lotus Flower Pendant

Antiqued Bronze Lotus Flower Pendant

I’ve added a few bronze pieces to my collection of work, and here is an antiqued bronze lotus.

A solid pendant – and bronze gives the lotus a whole new feel. This is a great gift for a yogi or flower lover.

15/16″ in diameter.

Matagi Sorensen is a Yavapai-Apache jewelry designer, silversmith, and printmaker. His work is inspired by the natural world, industrial decay, and yoga. Based in Phoenix, Flagstaff, and the Verde Valley, his work can be found throughout Arizona, the United States, Europe and at his online shop matagifineart.com. Wholesale enquiries are welcome.

Mountain Amore and the Big Sky ~ Wedding Rings

Mountain Amore and The Big Sky ~ Wedding Rings

These unique wedding rings are made of silver and hand-rolled mokume-gane (silver, copper, and brass) overlay.

The mokume-gane overlay on the groom’s ring is a replica of a mountain range in Montana that is special to the couple. The sapphire in the bride’s ring is from Montana. Guess where the couple is getting married? You guessed it—Big Sky Country—Montana!

The rings are entirely hand-crafted and one-of-a-kind.

Very special.

Rings made by Matagi Sorensen, Yavapai-Apache artist.

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