This is the second of three objects that make up the piece I got accepted into the Working Together show. I’d done the previous one first and working with the tomatillo husks got me thinking about turning husks into precious objects.
That made me think of cicada shells that you find on tree trunks, which made me wish I’d collected some. No worries, right? The cicadas were emerging and I’d find one with no problem. Except they’re one of those things that you always run across–until you want one.
Finally one turned up on one of my apple trees so I could experiment with a different kind of husk. Other materials in this piece are a vintage powder puff, beads, cast off silk thread, old jewelry bits, and a gold-leafed button.
2 thoughts on “A Second Relic”
lovely. I am so jealous. I have had a cicada shell collection for years and have never made art from it yet.
I should have known that you’d have actually made a collection of cicada shells. I should have thought to ask you for one. It took a while for me to get over the creepyness/grossness of handling it.