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From water’s movements to the moon’s surface, there is an otherworldly quality to Kate Finley’s inspiration. In a way, her jewelry collection was formed years ago, with an astronomy course in which she “held” a projected image of the moon in her hands. “I can’t quite explain the sensation other than that it was a bit surreal and totally magical,” Kate says. Soon after, she embarked on her first-ever journey alone, a solo trip to Kenya. “Knowing that my family could see the moon too was comforting in a way, even if it wasn’t at the same time. It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, how foreign your surroundings, how upside down you might feel, at some point during the day or night you can usually catch a glimpse of the moon.” Using the laborious reticulation process, Kate aims to capture the surface of the moon, as well as the constantly shifting surface of the sea. “I find water soothing to my soul, and I like the interconnectedness that the tidal pulls from the moon creates on earth.” By repeatedly heating and cooling sheets of metal, Kate creates textured jewels as unique as fingerprints.
The Textures of Water
I started this blog post and then my computer died. It's still mostly relevant, so I thought I'd finish it up and publish it now that my computer is functioning again.
So, a while back...
Maybe it's because it's nearing the end of March and there's a winter storm warning in effect that has me dreaming about warmer climes, but water has been on my mind a lot lately. Many people assume that the inspiration for my work comes from the snow, ice, and wide open spaces that surround me, but when I work it's usually water that I see.
Check out some of my some of my favorite water pictures below. They are all photos I took myself and most of them I would like to see again. Which one is your favorite?
"The cure for anything is salt water -- sweat, tears, or the sea." -Isak Dinesen
I started to work on this blog but that dog up there distracted me with his antics. Check back soon though--surely he can't keep this up all day.