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large - 6 x 3 cm, 4.5 g (per earring)
small - 4.5 x 2 cm, 3.4 g (per earring)
Part of a new series reflecting upon the land Patricia's ancestors, the Bohemia Broom Earrings are a celebration of the resilience of the Czech people. They are meant to evoke the spirit of the Velvet Revolution, whereby the citizens of Czechoslovakia caused the end of 41 years of Communist rule with quiet, non-violent protests. Sterling silver discs overlap each other like gleaming scaled armour, strangely silent. And when I say silent, I mean it. These do not make any noise, although it looks like they might. The scales move in unison, nestled together like a crowd of strong, determined souls.
Care Instructions: Keep sterling silver away from humidity and water. Buff gently with a soft cloth. Patinaed items should not be cleaned with silver polish of any sort.
Patricia Tozer is a multidisciplinary artists, experimental silversmith and designer living on an island in the ocean of the coast of the west coast of Canada. Patricia works in close relationship with precious metals, stone, and other natural materials to create unique pieces to adorn wild, embodied spirits. Her work is informed by the belief that decorating one's body is a deeply rooted human instinct. For the artist, jewellery is an emotional, highly personal vehicle through which we can foster connections with others by revealing our hearts. In her hands, jewellery becomes the medium through which we discover our true selves and find our kindred spirits.
Patricia studied fine arts at McMaster University and earned her Master's degree at the University of Victoria in Victoria, B.C., Canada. She was fortunate to learn smithing from master metalsmith and multimedia artist, Tosca Terán in Toronto, Canada.