This Windchime was the result of brainstorming between the client and myself regarding what format the "memorial' would take. The piece was intended to honor the life of a young artist, as a gift to her brother. The client didn't know exactly what she wanted, but provided me with the small sketch of the heart logo used in the deceased artist's work. I immediately recognized the drawing as that of an anatomical heart; that is when my intuition took over regarding how to infuse this piece with the energy of the person it was meant to honor. Asymmetry, bold patterns and sound via a windchime mounted from the bottom all added up to memoriam guaranteed to be treasured (once the tears stopped flowing).
Adding the chime at the bottom was a nod from my intuitive side; I believe that the spirit never dies and is only a thought away. When the chimes gently sing, the recipient will be recall the person who this piece honors (and maybe she will call him!)
A special twist within this project arose because the piece was originally intended as an xmas gift; since there was not time to create the entire piece before the holiday, I imagined how "something" could be gifted by the date, with the entire piece to follow. I was inspired by the saying "when you left you took a piece of my heart"; I cut the "piece" in the form of a jigsaw puzzle for two reasons. First, because it was FUN - fun to present the recipient with a small pink polka dot piece of glass in the shape of a puzzle piece... what the heck is that? Second, because the sudden death of this young lady left so many questions - how would her life have gone had she been able to continue - would she have children? Where would she live? Would her artwork become nationally/internationally known?
The ample "latitude" given by the client in this project allowed it to manifest into a singular piece...close your eyes and open your mind - that is where the extraordinary dwells!
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