Piece created for Challenge 2021 Jewelry and Nature
Materials wood, silver, copper, natural pigments
Size 100x30x10mm | US7
“The "Apus", Sacred Mountains, protect the Earth. When each one is born, the Apu of that place takes responsibility for their destiny.” (Inca Tradition)
The elements and debris of nature, still insignificant, are offered to the curious eye and give signs of destiny.
Each jewel begins at that moment of interest and collection. The piece is one of the "Guardianes" series, made with woods found in the valleys at the foot of the mountains of southern Patagonia in Argentina.
The mountain as a symbol of Taoism shows that everything in nature, if appreciated with new eyes, can help to grow. Yin and Yang are two aspects through which Nature manifests itself: the dark slope and the sunny side of the mountain.
Pursuing the light will show the way and embracing the darkness will show the stars.