I designed this pendant during Lockdown 2020. I used what materials I had on hand – primarily sterling silver with slightly different sized wires used for spikes then filed and painted the tips to resemble the Covid-19 virus. The following are the thoughts and feelings I experienced during this time.
“I intentionally left this pendant in its raw form - ok let’s just say it - ugly. Because that's how this virus has left us all. Raw.
Raw as a nation. Raw emotions of loss, anger, fear, sadness, anxiety. It's left all of us to grapple with these emotions, and if not physically struck by the virus itself, most of us know people dealing with it or who have died from it. Young and old, rich and poor, white, black and brown. Too many loved ones lost.
While I feel safe, all locked up in my home, I truly grieve for THEIR loss - my fellow Americans who have lost their family members, jobs, homes, food. I grieve for the front line and essential workers who risk their lives on a daily basis. The stress and trauma they are going through is overwhelming
With each gathering - holiday, political rally, or protest - here comes a new uptick in the number of cases and deaths. Seems so disrespectful to those putting their lives on the line for us.
When will this end?
When will this virus take a turn for the better?
What will it take?
Please - - - Love one another, wear a mask to stop the transmission, and finally help each other through this dark time in our lives.