Along the LanewaySold Out
4 x 1.5 x 0.7 cm, 9 g
Sterling Silver, Crushed Goldstone, Resin, Pyrite, and Rutilated Quartz
Sherri created the Latent Series for the 2023 CCBC Earring Show. These small works are based on unperceived and overlooked spaces, and the objects they contain. Sherri was inspired to create these earrings while on her daily walks when she would observe the destruction of and subsequent rebuilding of homes in and around her neighborhood. The earrings were all fabricated from sterling silver using traditional metalsmithing techniques. In keeping with the idea of unperceived and overlooked spaces, all three pairs of earrings were oxidized and the metal left blackened.
For "Along the Laneway", Sherri wanted to portray the variety of disparate items dotting laneways throughout her neighborhood. Crushed goldstone and resin were used to create the focal piece, the rough texture like mounds of crushed landscape stone behind a construction site. The faceted stone beads and handmade silver charm are a nod to the debris of demolition, such as broken glass and wire fencing.