Moss Necklace, 17.5" (OR001)
The music video for Your Voice began with a single concept: a moss covered dress growing out of the rainforest understory, blurring the lines between the forest floor and the person passing over it. From there, it grew to include other images—fields with creeping branches taking hold, flowers finding life in alien soils, skies bequeathing their colors—all representing the accidental rooting of ourselves to the places and people and selves we encounter throughout our lives. Once the music video was made, Katie could not bring herself to destroy all of the beautiful things grown to make its images, and instead sought to find ways to preserve them and allow their beauty to live on. This necklace suspends reindeer moss in epoxy resin into a foresty, wearable gem. Backed with an antiqued silver-plated finding with gentle scalloped details, this unique piece sits approximately one inch below the clavicle. The moss pendant measures one inch across and a domed shape that extends 3/8 of an inch from the backing suspended from an antiqued silver-plated loop chain with a lobster clasp. Each piece is handmade by our producer and instrumentalist, Katie, and since each is made from living materials, no two pieces are identical and each has individual character which we tried to capture in these photographs. Please note: ‘organic’ in the title of this collection references that these pieces are made from living sources, but are not guaranteed to be organically raised in that sense of the word.