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.
Hand-crafted silver and copper mokume is cradled by brushed silver in this hollow form pendant. Organic shapes create a unique, one-kind-only piece. Over time, the copper will deepen in color, making this an ever-changing pendant.
Approximately three inches long, about an inch wide, and a quarter-inch deep. Signed on the back. Shown here with a seven-strand silver omega necklace. Signed on the back.
Polished silver shadowbox lotus seed pendant houses five pearls of different sizes at different depths, taking the organic beauty of this style one step further.
A new classic!
Approximately one inch diameter, one quarter inch deep. Hollow form, hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind. Signed on the back. Shown with a sixteen inch silver omega (recommended). Matagi Sorensen signature design.
This brushed silver hollow form pendant with three turquoise stones and two lines that open to a shadowbox is clean and modern. A classic southwestern combination of materials with contemporary execution.
A simple, beautiful, piece.
Approximately two inches long by a half inch wide and a quarter inch deep. Hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind. A signature Matagi Sorensen design. Shown here with a seven-strand, sixteen inch omega necklace. Hand-signed.
Brushed silver with a hand-cut organic line that opens up to a shadowbox that shows the inner workings of the piece. Like a detail mirroring the mokume on the other side, the shape of the cut out swirls around a circle that opens to another shadowbox with copper inside.
The other side is hand-crafted copper and silver mokume with a contrasting turquoise set in a shadowbox. The color of the copper will deepen over time, making this an evolving piece.
Copper, silver, and turquoise reflect the beauty of the southwest.
Hand-crafted hollow form shadowbox. Approximately 1 inch wide by 1 1/4 inches tall by 1/4 inch deep. One-of-of-a-kind.
This hollow form pendant is made of hand-punched fine silver with fine silver overlay and Guadalupe Poppy Jasper.
Poppy Jasper gets it’s name from orbicular patterns resembling poppies. This piece has bursts of golds and green surrounded by reds and deep brown.
Gorgeous, deep color.
Overlay is a traditional Native American technique often found in Hopi and Navajo jewelry designs.
Guadalupe poppy jasper is from New Almaden, California. The mine it comes from is now closed and this variety of poppy jasper is considered extinct. This stone was mined at least 3o years ago. It is a collectible and only exists in private stashes. Very rare.
This piece is 2 1/2 inches long by 3/4 inches wide at the widest point and 1/4 inch deep. Absolutely one-of-kind hollow form piece, from the stone to the cut-out design on the front. Signed on the back ~ Matagi Sorensen.