'tender is the night' - necklace, patinated silver and gold
Bangles & Bracelets
Between the 5th and the 6th.
Human kind has always relied on an awareness of the elemental nuances of their environment; light, air, water, the sky, the sea, rivers and mountains. Knowing that each change will affect their welfare and future existence.
The sun was the prime element of constancy and comfort from which all the other elements took their cue. As such, the mystery of this life giving body, the object of all hope, quickened the desire to understand how it was there and returned constantly as it did; a purpose for the thinkers in the group. All they had to relate it to, was the rhythm of the days and the seasons. The movement of the life around them. An understanding could give them a way of guiding their lives and harness its benefits. Any one able to give anexplanation would be respected within the group and any explanation arrived at, needed to be explained to the tribe and the importance of this explanation gave the masters of technology the opportunity to create a model of the sun's journey which would then become the focus of hope and belief: manifesting a group faith. The mystery explained and made manifest in an object becomes an ikon from which an iconography develops and is used on all ritual objects and replicated in some form on significant personal objects, imbuing them with significance and bestowing value on it for the individual.
By using ikons/symbols of their faith on objects and regalia, they could align themselves with other people and groups.