Champlevé Enamel on etched copper with hand fabricated sterling silver clasp. This piece is reversible. The back as an etching taken from a page from The Art of Singing.
This is part of a series of pieces that was inspired by a binder I found at the Upcycle Parts Shop in Cleveland, Ohio. The binder was was kept by a vocal music teacher in 1947. This was one of the many documents the teacher collected about the anatomy of the body in reference to song. Basically, it struck a chord (see what I did there?) with me. Music is one way we find connections. Through live music, church choirs, school music programs, Broadway, and karaoke...people gather and partake in something that is healing. What better way to praise, celebrate, appreciate, and participate then with song? It saddens me that song, breath, and the voice is muffled, discouraged and unsafe.
*this chain comes with this piece. It is 20”. It is not replaceable. All jump rings are soldered on to ensure the enamel stays safe. This piece is heavy and needs a substantial chain.