Lava Form Collection: Unpredictable Beauty
On a recent visit to Kailua, Hawaii we visited the "China Walls": A vast lava rock formation called “pahoehoe” or “smooth lava” in the heart of Oahu, near the base of Koko Head. The petrified lava is not the traditional black tone but a lighter shade of greys, blues and greens as a greenish blue semiprecious stone has been embedded in the rock. This rock contrasts with the brilliant blue sky & ocean & white splashes of waves. The immense cliff and the rogue waves crashing into and sometimes on top of the cliff was breath taking. Everyone jumped off the cliff at their own risk only to be challenged by climbing out of the water impeded by the waves and current.
And this was the inspiration for my new Lava Form Collection. I wanted to emulate the irregular and ever changing landscape of the rock and the circular holes that formed pockets of water.
An unpredictable formation of lines and layers of rock: like an unmade bed. I wanted to my bronze and silver pendants to remind me of the surface of the lava rock smoothed over by the continual washing of the waves. In this collection I have used larimar, aquamarine and amazonite semi precious stones to represent the sky & water. Moonstone semi precious stones represent the white tops of the waves.
The Lava Form Collection is a composition of random and uncomplicated beauty. It will always bring me back to that adventurous day with my family to a place that felt like the edge of the world.
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