Sumner & Dene Gallery - Spirit Dolls Finding the Muse Voodou doll with raw silk, glass beads, found objects, semi-precious stones w/ an inner amulet to encourage and unblock creativity, stimulate inspiration and tenacity. $190
artist statement: In my River Rock Series, the pieces have been created to be worn as an amulet or a talisman. Legend says that if you find a rock with a cavity or hole in it, you will have good luck; it is a good omen, a gift from the earth. I help nature with the good omen by carving cavities and small holes in the rocks with small hand held tools. The metals I use are sterling silver and 18K white or yellow gold. The metals are hammered or forged, which is a technique used by the Egyptians 5,000 years ago. It is a forming process that uses metal rods or wires that is hammered on an anvil into a linear form. The pieces are then soldered and finally stones or granules are applied. Each piece in this series is unique, with its own special characteristics. Each rock is selected because of its unique size and shape. The rocks in this series project serenity and mystery associated with powers of an amulet.