Yukon School of Visual Arts
wood, hemp cordage, steel, copper, glass vessels
27 x 70 x 12 in
Transient Shine is a collection of amulets to hold (cradle) snow. Each piece has a small hole that lets ice transform into water. Jewellery usually keeps an everlasting radiance in its gems, but I wanted to make jewelry that holds the transient, impermanent beauty Dawson City offers in its seasonal landscape. Ephemeral cycles, like morning dew, fascinate me. When I wear these amulets, my heart feels close to snow. When the snow melts, it begins a new life cycle. I have a strong memory of big wet snow falling from the gray sky in my childhood home of Nagaoka, Japan. Snow connects me to my hometown wherever I reside.