Georgia Lang Weithe
Seed of Courage, 2012
20″ long; unfolding blossom 2 1/12 inches from top to bottom, and 2 1/4 inches across
My jewelry is a language. It speaks of beauty, hope, serenity, tenderness, and other qualities of the heart. I believe if we are drawn to a work of art, it’s because it reflects something we are looking for in our own lives, and that gazing at it can help us feel balanced. I combine the qualities of inner light with the play of light bouncing off metal, and transform gold, silver, pewter, gems, stones, shells, pearls, beads and insect wings into soft, delicate shapes which evoke some of nature’s gentlest images: waves, wings, seeds, moonbeams. The materials are hammered, cast, fabricated and formed, and often the spirit of the work is reflected in its name. The jewelry I make doesn’t reflect current trends, but rather deep currents of meaning I am searching for in my life.
My creations are a reflection of the inspiration I find within, and the beauty that surrounds me. The designs come from a deep place in me, and I hope they speak to a deep place in others.