Since I got back from Costa Rica, I´ve worked on a small collection called “Foliage”, where very special stones were used, to me it is so magical that these small images are created inside the stone, dendrites are the crystals that grow in fractal patterns that sometimes resemble moss-branch like images.
These foliage-like dendrites stand out against their white backgrounds, or nestled among yellow to brown oxide inclusions.
I decided to go for a clean minimal setting and this is the result:
My shop will be open until June.. and this pieces can now be found over there
Marlene Dumas – The Painter, 1994 Oil on canvas
I will be closing my Etsy shop on November 25th.
I am still not sure when I will open again, as it has been the case in the past I need a break..
These random breaks are usually from one to three months are to re-think my business and I guess we do need time to stop-rest-think, then make.
What about Christmas?
I am having a sale until I close in the shop which has been wonderful so far, I am going to Costa Rica for almost a month to spend time with my family and with a suitcase filled with jewelry to sell on the road..
I am happy and excited about next year, I need the rest and I need the time, yet I can tell you I am looking forward to the future..
Oh, and for some reason.. I am on a blue hues roll…
“The persona is a mask for the collective psyche. A mask that pretends individuality so that both the self and others believe in that identity although it is really no more than a well played role in which the collective psyche is expressed.
It is a complicated system which mediates between individual consciousness and social community.
IT is a compromise between the individual and society as to what a man is supposed to be.
A theater made to make a certain impression on others and to hide part of the nature of the individual.”
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“The persona can be understood as the personality we choose over the personality with which we are born. The persona is an expression not necessarily of our true selves, but of our egos: how we wish to see ourselves and for others to see us, as opposed to who we truly and wholly are. As Jung pointed out, to have a persona is not the problem. We all need a persona, as we all need an ego. But the trouble begins when we become overidentified with the persona or ego, believing that these artificial creations totally define our identity.”
Robert Ebendorf is known internationally for his use of unusual materials such as found objects, industrial products, and paper in his work, and his willingness to share his techniques and ideas with students.
He is credited with helping to shape the craft movement since the 1960’s.
I recently found a transcript of an interview with Robert Ebendorf on 2004 for the American Art, Smithsonian Institution it is a very inspiring read, to understand his thoughts, you can find it here.
You can see more of his work over here
“Finally I am coming to the conclusion that my highest ambition is to be what I already am. That I will never fulfill my obligation to surpass myself unless I first accept myself, and if I accept myself fully in the right way, I will already have surpassed myself”.