The Independents Show 2011

I have 2 pieces in The Independents Show 2011 at the Art Center of Corpus Christi. Here's the show info:

What: The Independents Show 2011
Where: The Art Center of Corpus Christi
When: July 1, 2011 - July 31, 2011

My pieces are both displayed in the Meadows Gallery. The reception for the show is July 14.

This is my big piece. It is called "Persephone." It is comprised of 22 individual art-to-wear pendants. They are crafted in a series to tell the story of Persephone's yearly descent into Hades and her return to her mother, Demeter. Materials include patinaed copper, semi-precious gemstones, and glass. It is approx 25" x 17" and is very heavy.

This is "Hades Flower" which is at the very bottom of the piece:

This is "Demeter Flower" which is at the top of the piece:

Here is my second piece that is in The Independents Show 2011. It is called "Arachne the Weaver." From Greek Mythology, Arachne was the young woman who angered the Goddess of Arts and Crafts, Minerva. This piece documents Arachne's challenge to a weaving contest and her transformation into a spider after angering Minerva and Zeus. It is constructed of upcycled remnants of art-to-wear pieces that I have made. Materials include: bare and patinaed copper, brass, hemp, and waxed cotton. It measures 7 1/2" x 6".