Book of poems by Patti Smith, 1996
The very first thing that came to my mind when I saw the Enclosed Coral necklace was Patti Smith. She has a deep love for the sea and has used it as a metaphor over the course of her career as a singer and a poet.
There is no land but the land
There is no sea but the sea
There is no keeper but the key
Except for the one who seizes possibilities...
Dip into the sea...the sea of possibilities...
Another image that comes to mind when I think of the sea is the famous Waterhouse painting of a mermaid, which is what Jeanine's latest collection also reminds me of. You'll find textures and motifs that seem romantically both Victorian and marine - like lost treasures you might find in a old shipwreck...if you're lucky.