At the Rain SpoutSold Out
4 x 1 x 0.5 cm, 5.4 g
Sterling Silver, Faceted Blue Quartz Beads
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.
Textured metal and semi-precious stone beads were also used for "At the Rain Spout". Sherri used sterling silver dust and fusing to create a textured and irregular surface which she forged into a concave tube-like shape. She added color, texture, and sparkle by stitching faceted blue quartz beads together and riveting them to the curved base. The dimension, color, and sparkle of the beads in the curve of the metal recall the flow of water through downspouts during Vancouver rainstorms.