Faces of Emotion

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" Faces of Emotion" Artist : Nona Mae Bushman The 4 faces represented in this jewelry display case tell a 3-d story about some true life situations that happened in my past. The circumstances created sad feelings. ( from left to right ) 1. Crying 2. Weeping 3. Catharsis 4. Sorrow The 1st face,"CRYING" was named in honor of my favorite Roy Orbison song. I created this pendant necklace for my little, BIG sister, Judy Lee McClure. For 27 yrs., Judy lived close to me. She recently moved to Mackinaw, Illinois and I will miss her very much. I made "WEEPING", the 2nd face, as a birthday gift for my mom, Lona Mae Voss. This necklace was returned to me this year on March 9th, when she passed away. I feel her presence every day, but I still weep. I wish I could hear the answers to my questions in her still familiar, earthly voice. The 3rd pendant,"CATHARSIS" means change. It is the only necklace with an adjustable leather cord. I gave this face to my younger sister, Jean Kay Oosterheert. I feel change is important for both of us, to strengthen our sister relationship. I created "SORROW", the 4th face necklace, for my irreplaceable, compassionate friend, Linda. I gave it to her when she was afraid of losing her daughter and 2 grandchildren.. Linda and I both faced deep sorrow & pain again this year. I lost my mother & a very special cousin & she lost her brother. *I previously made a 5th face pendant, "LAMENT" for this "FACES OF EMOTION " series, however, it was unavailable for display. I have sketched, in detail, and made plans for a 6th face pendant necklace,"HOPEFUL". However, this jewelry piece is unfinished.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 2 inches
  • Medium: Silver, Gold
  • Width: 20 inches
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 16 inches