The St. Louis Art Fair is this Weekend!
The Show Dates are September 11-13 at www.saintlouisartfair.com where everyone can view new art from all over the country. Psst! The show is actually opening at 10AM CST for only a select few in the know and that is all of you. It’s going public at Noon CST
Below is the interview with me for the show conducted by HEC TV. Please like the video to help spread the word!
The Eye of Truth
I’ve been busy creating and came up with two new items for the 30 Objects of the Heart project.
All Ancient Egyptians wore jewelry; their status did not hold them back; the materials varied from gold and precious stones to colored beads. Hence, I’m a big fan. So, it’s not surprising that I would be inspired to create objects relating to them.
The first object is an amulet for Maat, the Egyptian goddess of truth and judgment. Maat’s amulet is reminiscent of the eye shape which is only fitting as the mother-syllable Maa meant “to see” and appeared as an eye in Egyptian hieroglyphics. The eye held many meanings for the Egyptians, but the messages that spoke to me the most were “The eye of truth or insight” and the eye of God inside the human mind.” Are you awakening to spirit? It’s forever surrounding you; balancing you when you let it.
Amulets have a long history of protecting the wearer as they are believed to hold special powers. And have been worn to enhance marriage, wealth, health, love and relationships. In the Thai culture, amulets were placed under a temple structure during the building process. The collapsing of the building releases the amulets out into the world to continue their ability to bring good fortune.
Maat’s Earrings definitely go with the amulet. They are both made of the medium ring stainless Authentic Metal Lace I use. The triangle earrings have a flowing curve at the bottom due to the way the Authentic Metal Lace moves creating a dramatic effect. And, here’s something interesting, Right Triangle Geometry can be traced back to 3000BC in Ancient Egypt. The Egyptians used 3-4-5 right triangles to make right angles and survey their land. Now I can’t profess the earrings to be a 3-4-5 right triangle as that would take a lot of precision, but the shape is a prominent one in Egyptian jewelry.