Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Traditional, Classic, Romantic, Military
Sterling silver, Swarkovksi Crystal components, pewter, glass, clay, and acrylic.
What was your inspiration?
Kris is a hard one to pinpoint on inspiration.
She was also a source of great trouble for me.
A local war history museum originally commissioned her for their Holocaust Remembrance exhibit, bought the components; she was supposed to hang at the entrance of the exhibit in question, I built everything around the cross at the bottom after finding it.
There is a lot of symbolism in the precise beads I chose; shattered dreams and lives, fire and blood, Death in the black... Everything was built to remember not only the Jews, but the gypsies, blacks, and gays as well who lost their lives to that tragedy.
Unfortunately, the museum never paid the final price, nor got back into contact with me over her, so she sat in my personal collection, collecting dust until a collector of WW2 whatnot saw her on my DA, wanted her, and bought her for about $300. So far as I know, she's still with him; he gave me photos of her in her glass case, hanging in his den.
Kris is .... monstrous; she stands about five feet in length and weighs approximately ten pounds.
What are you most proud of?
That she finally found a home where she is loved and appreciated.