This multi-talented artist has won prizes in four categories – sculpture, painting, jewelry and clothing – all at the same time, at the same show: the prestigious Santa Fe Indian Market. In this fascinating pendant, she has combined her prize-winning gift for sensitive sculpture with that of jewelry.Warm reddish-brown pipestone, native to her Northern Plains homeland, is carved into an abstraction of flowing robes. A miniature version of the artist’s famously tender alabaster portraits is placed at, and as, the head. The whole is wrapped in stamped, textured sterling silver. Instead of a conventional bail, there is a free-form ribbon of stamped silver that balances and echoes the asymmetrical form of the piece.As much portable sculpture as jewelry, this one-of-a-kind pendant will proclaim you an art collector of adventurous good taste, and bring you much admiration. Plus, it’s a really fascinating piece.
Sterling Silver, Pipestone, and Alabaster
4 5/8″ L x 1 1/4″ W