Pods

Why is it that there are some shapes that please us so much to hold in our minds eye,  we find ourself returning to time and again.  Pods are one of my favorites.  I always respond with great pleasure to anything in a pod shape.  What is it in my cell's memory that seeks this form?  Is it a biological response to a symbol of potential, of growth, of new beginnings, of endless possibilities?

In my studio, I find myself revisiting this form time and again like a child’s request for a favorite story to be read each night as if it were new with each telling.

 Sterling and fire patinated bronze pods

Sterling and fire patinated bronze pods

 Resin pods

Resin pods

 Pod shapes in bronze and enameled copper

Pod shapes in bronze and enameled copper

 Various pods inspired by my Oregon landscape; mixed metals, shells and stones

Various pods inspired by my Oregon landscape; mixed metals, shells and stones

 Fluted pod ring in sterling with black pearl

Fluted pod ring in sterling with black pearl