Folded Blue X Pendant

By Jenne Rayburn



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Combining drawing and painting with texturing and patterning, this folded and pierced steel pendant was created using the centuries old technique of enameling on metal. Coated with many thin layers of glass and pigment, the glass was fused in a kiln at 1500 degrees, and then the pendant was finished with a riveted gold ‘X’. The resonance of X in the eternal struggle between light and darkness has been noted throughout history. While the symbology of X has an almost immeasurable diversity to its use and meaning, it yet remains a signifier of mysterious precision.

Metal/other (Steel, Glass, Gold, Sterling Silver)

2.25 x 1.75 inches

About the artist

Jenne Rayburn is a Boston-based goldsmith, enamelist and designer. She grew up in the farming country of southeastern Washington State, and studied art, interior design and architecture at the University of Washington and the University of Massachusetts. A lifelong artist and arts advocate, Jenne believes that the arts and crafts of our world are critical to the development of creative societies. History and tradition, vernacular design and indigenous peoples inspire Jenne's glass and metal work. Using traditional and innovative vitreous enamel techniques combined with steel, silver and copper, Jenne sees her work as narrative and she searches for meaning in the convergence of mythology, identity and ornament. She is fascinated with myths and folklore that recount heroic adventures and connect us to a larger purpose. These stories strive to express the mystery and complexity of the human experience and the relationships that influence and inspire us. ...Read MoreRead Less
Media: Metal/other
Category: Jewelry

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