Finally finished this piece tonight! I had made the cast glass base portion at Pilchuck in the summer of 2008 and then never was quite sure what to do with in. It’s been percolating though, and in a sudden burst of something, it all came together. Includes a bunch of materials such as red felt on the back of the “stick” portion that is tied on with artificial sinew. There are dentalium, glass, clamshell, and pine nut beads at the “neck” along with two found feathers and a tiny abalone shell. Black thread is tied around the top with an attached stone.
Still thinking of what to call this. I’m sure someone will ask me what purpose this has at some point too. But that’s the thing, it doesn’t need to explain itself. It just is.