june 2018


This month I added in a new prompt: What has been missing? My tendency is to always add-in: More water. Acupuncture. Meditation apps. Dinners out. Extra data for my phone. More plane tickets. All of these are fine things, privileges that pad routines, but I realize that sometimes by packing in I ignore what is glaringly absent. While doing some research for a client I became interested in the work of Margaret de Patta, a pioneering American mid-century jewelry designer whose work is today housed in the Smithsonian. De Patta's work was groundbreaking in that it flipped the norm in construction, inverting negative and positive space, allowing the absence of material to dictate form. The beauty was in the space between. A good lesson there, I think.


 The work of Margaret de Patta

The work of Margaret de Patta