Like his brother Gary, Ira is a specialist in tufa casting. This stately dragonfly pendant is a fine example.
Immediately imposing in size, the pendant is also beautifully proportioned and shaped.
The elegant form is counterbalanced by the unrefined and darkened surface. A polished hook and round eyes add a subdued gleam to the piece.
Dragonflies are good luck symbols since they exist above and around water; a precious resource in the high desert.
This pendant is simultaneously rough and dignified; the gnarled texture is countered by the graceful form.
The hook allows this pendant to hang from any beads, heishi, chain or collar.
A good luck symbol, well-formed and impressive, but not at all formal, this dragonfly will generate admiration however it is enjoyed.