Color Wheel Necklace

Artist: Jane Martin

Materials: sterling silver, glass, ceramic

Dimensions: 1/2" x 8" x 8"

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Artist Statement: Our lives changed starting in March of this year due to COVID-19. I gathered people on-line with a goal to provide a space for discussion, support our creative activities and to avoid isolation. From an assignment given in the group, I created a color wheel out of glass and ceramic pieces I have collected or been given. This arrangement of bits of color became a project I worked on while sitting at a table at the end of my driveway. I waved and chatted with people walking by as I made bezels to hold these bits of color. In isolation, we long to be together and share our thoughts. These glass and ceramic pieces came from many countries and found their way to my studio. Each piece of glass and ceramic is different as are the people who have found their way here to our country. The parts of this necklace go together to make a whole necklace as each person in this country makes a community.