George Shukata Willis is Choctaw, but has spent much of his working life in California. Nevertheless, his Plains heritage is evident in much of his work, sometimes obviously, sometimes more subtly, as here. His pieces are always in a style of his own, and characterized by exotic materials, as well. These earrings are remarkable: the flamboyantly figured, natural agate provides abstract impressions of scrubby, plains-like landscapes beneath stormy skies. These evoke memories of the Great Plains of the artist’s youth. Not just a nostalgic concept, these earrings are also majorly handsome, in a neutral palette of greys, creams, and brown, that is not often seen. Marvelous creativity, unexpected materials, and wonderful execution add up to extraordinary earrings that will attract many admiring comments. PS And there is a little surprise on the reverse side, too.