An extraordinary pendant from an innovative artist. A Choctaw, who has learned, lived, and worked in California for many years, George Willis creates jewelry that is very different in technique and inspiration from those of other, southwestern, artists. His original designs and technical expertise have been recognized throughout the nation.This reversible pendant exhibits his use of traditional Plains symbols and unusual materials. The horse, preeminent for Plains tribes, is featured against a darkened silver background, and gleaming silver rocks that suggests the earth, as well as a waterway. Exquisitely modeled, the horse stands out like a moonlit spirit that gleams against the duller background.Above, a piece of jasper that is golden in hue, is naturally decorated with matrix that resembles a distant ridge of sandstone, beyond the plains. The artist has used this natural “painting” to lovely advantage. Surrounded by polished silver in an organic form, this beautiful vignette offers delicacy and strength,and a lovely contrast of warm and cool tones.On the reverse side, another masterfully modeled horse canters, mane and tail streaming in the wind, across a rocky landscape. The same pice of jasper, encircled with sterling clouds, as well as the horse and landscape, looks like a distant ridge or hills. Carefully composed, meticulous details add to this remarkable pendant. The irregular edge of the piece is decorated with silver domes that echo the rocky stream bed on one side.Even the bail is adorned with similar polished domes, that relate to each side!This accomplished artist’s work is very personal; you will love the way it looks – from either side – and the compliments it attracts.
Sterling Silver, Natural Jasper
Width: 1 7/8″ Height: 2 1/2″ Depth: 1/4″