Monarch Caterpillar Pendant


Monarch Caterpillar Pendant
Hand painted, enamel, copper, silver, garnet
1.8 x 1.5 x .5 in. on 20 in. stainless steel chain
Item #33-01

1 in stock

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This stunning watercolor enamel pendant celebrates the Monarch caterpillar.

Artist Info

Charity Hall – Blacksburg, VA
Charity received a BA in Biology from Colorado College in 2000, and her MFA in Metal Design from East Carolina University in 2008. She has taught workshops in enameling and jewelry design at Penland School of Crafts, Idyllwild Arts, Pocosin Arts Center, Otis College of Design, Arizona Designer Craftsmen, and was an instructor at Pima Community College in Tucson, AZ from 2008- 2013. Charity was a 2012 NICHE Award Finalist for her enamel work.
Charity explores her interest in entomology through her studio work: watercolor enamels, enamel drawings, hundreds of hand-made metal beetles, kinetic insect sculptures, and actual silkworms.
“My exploration in metalwork and enameling illustrates organisms through imagery that represents a diverse array of entomological life. However, dissected, manipulated, or scrutinized, these organisms remain elusive and woefully unappreciated. Anthropomorphically biased, we focus only on the exasperations specific to the human condition—the blood thirsty mosquito, the menacing cockroach lurking beneath the kitchen stove. So ready to smack, squish, and spray, we fail to appreciate the evolutionary aptitude and anatomical brilliance of these savage bugs. From intricate venation patterns within glassy amber wings to microscopically formidable tarsi, complex microcosms of line, form, and texture abound. Despite our cultural aversions, insects are the successful progeny of millions of years of evolution. They will continue to flourish or perish, irrespective to the blinds of human perception, long surpassing our own evolutionary blip. Perhaps the real aggravation then is not the pesky mosquito to the human, but the human as the ephemeral vexation in the eternal reign of the insects.”