Friday, March 14, 2008
I like this pendant. I did it on request... which is one reason why I like doing special orders. Sometimes you don't know what you're going to get into until you're in the middle of it. It is a Chinese symbol of "woman." (My apologies to the billions of chinese if you don't recognize this!) It has not been antiqued or polished as it is a model... I haven't figured out why I like this yet... It's a very contained simplicity. The inner rectangle of the symbol stands for a bundled child.
Perhaps that is it. With charms you have fairy tale like representations of stuff... for instance the salamander representing passionate love. And you can put this next to other symbols to create a story within a decorative piece. The chinese symbol has that inner rectangle (the baby) within loose swoops that I have again contained in a squarish frame. A pictorial and cognitive (language) communication within one symbol.