I held all of this and more in my mind as I crafted this little rock pool from silver sheet. I added tiny details of plants from the land and pondered on those spaces in-between. Liminal zones of temporary inhabitation and invasion.
I poured the resin in and waited and waited for it to harden. The result has a kind of suspended luminosity. It is a rather mesmerising piece. I have to keep holding in my hand just to feel its weight and peer into its captured stillness.
|branch detail from 'Of Land And Sea And All That Rests In-between' necklace, Cari-Jane Hakes, April 2013|
|detail of back face of pendant, Cari-Jane Hakes, April 2013|
I have actually used a rather beautiful lichen to rest within the 'pool', again, playing with the idea of Land and Sea.
Finally, I've added a little customisable brass disc to be punched with the initial of whomever claims this little perfect pool for themselves!
Elsewhere, the Hybrid Handmade Husband has been hard at work creating a pair of 'Iron Man' mojito shoes (as you do). And yes, that is an 'arc reactor' in the heel in case you were wondering. They were unveiled at the London premier of the film last week.
|Julian Hakes London, Mojito shoe with Disney/Marvel for Iron Man 3|