1″x1.5″, glass and found objects

I’ve always been fascinated by bones. Maybe it’s because they’re a structure that gives strength but also allows flexibility. Maybe it’s because they’re substantial but lightweight.  As a toddler I had a necklace made of fish vertebrae that I loved. As an older kid I dissected owl pellets and even joined the dissection club.  In university I snuck into the anatomy museum when it was closed.  In Chile I helped a nurse “rescue” bones from a cemetery to complete a skeleton for a classroom.  I’m pretty sure these bright red beads are made of bones.  Dyed this lovely shade of red and polished to a shine I imagine they aren’t disgusting to other people the way some bones are.  For me, they’re beautiful and fascinating.