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A deck and guide-book combo for the less-than-spiritual visionary; concise advice for improving the human condition. The point is not to discover your spiritual destiny, or even inform your lunch choices. The Irreverent Oracle Deck is for the person seeking to dismantle misogynistic and colonizing behaviors digestibly by using examples from nature, humor and sass. Taking cues from badass forces of nature, this deck will serve as a shining beacon to get you through life's many twists & turns, all while providing some much needed insight, introspection, & inspiration in the shitstorm that is the modern climate.
Personal growth, homophobia, trans rights, learning, boundaries, toxic masculinity, environmentalism, fat phobia, renewable resources, self-care, protest, projected self image, symbiosis, challenging authority, conscious consumerism and much more!
Pull one card in the morning for a daily wake up call.
When things start seeming entirely overwhelming and you can't imagine how they'll ever change for the better, pull a card to gain some perspective.
If someone you know is being a bad friend, have them pull a card. *Be sure to rig the deck so that they get the Fly. It will be the advice they need to hear.
Gift a deck to your homophobic misogynistic family member for a christian holiday that is based in paganism (aka Christmas RE: Yule)
Anonymously gift a deck to your shitty boss in hopes that it makes them a better person.
Leave a deck in a public place as an offering to whoever finds it. If you believe in things like "the universe," then the right person will stumble on it exactly when they need it the most.
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Metal has a particular enchantment to it; its richness, its history, its aggressiveness, its versatility, and its temperament. I'm inspired by the traditions behind casting and the vast range of methods used across the world and throughout time.
I began casting in 2006 which coincided with the first time in my life that I had not been a dancer in over a decade. I was just as interested in the process of casting as I was in the end result since it seemed to be a very carefully choreographed dance with fire, a variety of people of various skills and backgrounds, and thousands of years of history and traditions.
Any form of art allows and demands constant learning and growing. With casting there is always more to learn and new methods to explore and also invent. Metal is the material that most intrigues me and I feel equally challenged and at peace by manipulating it. It requires an abundance of patience and concentration that I am unable to maintain in most other aspects of my life.
My pieces are seen as being directly influenced by the body in movement. I am exploring the ability of combining ancient knowledge, patience, physical labor, and parts of myself to transform a confrontational and unyielding material into a beautiful, often feminine, piece of work that brings the illusion of movement to a static piece.
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As someone who very much enjoys making sculptures I wanted that aspect to translate to the jewelry that I make as well. I model each piece individually by hand before I cast them so that no two are exactly alike. This makes them more personal to you when you choose the one you want.
These primitive looking neck pieces incorporate aesthetic elements of metal casting methods used around the world and over thousands of years. They will continue to patina naturally over time. They are full of intentional "imperfections," such as finger prints and saw marks, that allow the process of making to be embraced instead of hidden. They are for treasure hunters, adventurers, and people who enjoy getting their hands dirty.
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