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Julia Harrison

Julia Harrison
Cicada, 2020
Amber, CA glue, nylon

Jewelry-Scale Stonecarving / October 17 – 22, 2021

Artist Statement:
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.

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