ARTIFACT NO. 2 DOVER: FLINT AND CHALK
This is the second piece in the Archeological Series. It represents the kind of thing one can still -- to this day -- dig out of chalk beds all over England.
Connie and I have traveled quite a bit, and In conceiving of this piece, I kept thinking of our trips to the coast of England and our walks on the beach under the white cliffs of Dover. There you can dig flint nodules from the surface of the cliff, covered with all sorts of chalk inclusions.
This piece is my sculptural take on that experience, set in ancient times. The piece is a flint keepsake a long-ago ancestor might have picked up, drilled a hole in, threaded a cord through for easy transport, and then taken with him as a memory of place and time.
(Privately, I call it “JFG”- Jewelry For Giants No. 2!)