1″x  .75″, found objects

As you know by now, I love the natural patinas that materials develop over time.  Every time I used to go to Europe I’d remember that the time scale for buildings and roads and aqueducts was so different there.  The finish on the stones was more worn, the metals more corroded.  Then, going to India, the time scale jumped again.  Instead of decades old in the US or hundreds of years old in Europe, things that we still walked by could be thousands of years old.  This pendant combines an antique cuff link from the US with an antique coin from India.  Each is beautiful and old in its own way.  Now I’m watching my own body age at the same time I watch my grandmother’s 98 year-old body age.  The scales are different, and her patina of wrinkles and softness is more advanced than mine.