Door Bells and House Jewelry
I was once given a "shopkeeper"s bell on a leather strap to hang on my studio door handle. To me it became a sonic marker at the start of my work time. The jingle upon entering and closing the door represents "a room of my own" separate from family labor and the overwhelming tasks of 21st century life. I have been making these little Door Bells and giving them to friends and artists so they can mark their space and time too.
The House Jewelry pieces are giant necklaces. They are movable works to hang as single chains or in groups over a door or on a bannister, perhaps in a gesture of housewarming. These necklaces anoint a space with joyous sound and color.