She of the Raven
sterling silver, cotton and Australian jade
7.5 x 38cm
She of the Raven is a portrait made as part of Oriel Glennen’s2014 Craft Cubed satellite exhibition, the Unknown User. The pendant was made as a representation of fellow American jeweller, Laurie Brown, based on the content of her Instagram feed and having never met. Laurie who works as a volunteer in the ‘songbird’ room of a Wildcare rescue facility, has documented her relationship with a family of ravens via her Instagram account, ‘rodeobeachravens’. In this pendant the raven is reaching down from the one side of the world, retrieving a ‘netted’ piece, from the ocean of another…….we may not walk side by side, but we definitely share a similar ‘footprint’ along a shared global shore.