Cameron Johnson

La Vie en Rose Necklace (Edition 1), 2023
36 x 0 in
Garland Collection Unlimited Edition Materials: Carved 8mm apple coral roses meet long bone from Kenya. Linked by 18 ga. silver wire and 5mm silver oval cable chain. 36” opéra length. Profile: The song title of Edith Piaf’s iconic song written in 1945 translates to “Life in Pink.” Known as France’s “little sparrow,” she navigated the depths of loss & heights of love through her music. This piece is inspired by Edith and the image of a world seen through rose-colored glasses. Seeing it fresh. Perhaps in love. Perhaps after moving through big change. The looped combination of the seed-like bone with bright coral blossoms suggests a spring garden coming forth from the dormant earth into bloom.