Raised as an urban apartment dweller, it wasn't until the last few years of living on land I own that I began to understand the beautiful symbology of seeds. Seeds are a symbol of life, of hope in the future. Without seeds, ancient cultures (not to mention the modern farmer) had nothing to plant, no harvest. No food, and thus starvation. Seeds' standing as a symbol of hope, life and fulfillment has been minimized by our fast food culture, and replaced by something much more important to daily life - electrical power.
In today's culture, to be without electricity is deadly. Without it, we can't eat, can't heat our homes, can't communicate - society would be plunged into complete chaos. In "Unplugged," I replace the typical seed pods, pomegranates, or heads of gods found in Greek strap necklaces with fabricated sterling silver electrical plugs. The plugs are the most recognizable object related to electrical power. The strap for this piece is a historical double loop-in-loop chain meticulously crafted from 1800 fused fine silver jump rings.
Sterling silver fabricated plugs on handmade fine silver chain.
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