Death's Crossroads: Shrine With 36+ Wearable Pieces
22" x 16" x 4"
sterling silver, fine silver, brass, copper, found objects, gunshells, bone, shells, buttons, tintype, wisdom teeth and gold crown, 1920s glass cabochons, pearls, turquoise, pyrite, opal, agate, resin
"In 2000, I was roadtripping to New Orleans 3-4 times a year from Albuquerque. I wanted to create a piece about decision making. How when a decision is made another is left behind and dies. Although I am rethinking that and am not sure that's really what happens. But at the time this piece was made, it felt very clear that when you make one decision at a crossroads, another decision or decisions dies. And that really bothered me. Much of the trash used in the shrine is from walks on Central/Route 66 in Albuquerque."