Amber, CA glue, nylon
Jewelry-Scale Stonecarving / October 17 – 22, 2021
I spent February of 2020 in Mexico with a group of students, learning amber carving from Maestro Antonio Ramirez. I made it back to Seattle just in time; within days we closed the school for what we initially thought would be two weeks. I didn’t have a studio in my apartment, but luckily carving doesn’t demand a lot of space or equipment. At such a tense and uncertain time, I found it incredibly comforting to work with a hunk of 25 million-year-old Chiapan amber and the simplest of carving tools–a sharpened nail. The cicada represents hope, patience, and cycles of dark and light.