"The First Time I Thought I Might Not Want It"
Medium:Mixed Media (Bronze, Coper, Gold Leaf, Fabric)
Necklace created from cast bronze hands, fingers attached separately. Gold leaf bronze bird cradled between the hands.
"This piece was created for the exhibition, "Desire: StoryTellers and Storymakers," where metalsmith students created narrative pieces inspired by both fiction and nonfiction stories created by writing students. My author was Maria McKee and while reading her nonfiction piece I was struck by her honest depiction of her struggle with her faith during a painful time in her life. Her work inspired me to create a piece that depicted this search for faith and acceptance while struggling to catch and contain something that is constantly trying to fly our of our grasp." - Chehallis Robinson