2.95 troy oz/ 105 grams
Cast .925 Sterling Silver
2.75” x 1.25” x 1”
Watch the piece in:
PBS Artisodes: "Heavy Metal"
"Embittering" is inspired by the Leiber and Stoller song "Is That All There Is?" Many versions of the song exist, each one uplifting and melancholy in their own way. The slightly off beat trumpets wailing in a minor key as Peggy Lee sings it, PJ Harvey's unimpressed tone of disillusionment sung over the chinsey vibrato of a pipe organ, the waltzy shmaltzy strings with Tony Bennett. Each version oozes existential nihilism, and yet also provides a freeing release of emotions from worldly obligations or responsibilities, enough to just screw it and have a ball.
"Embittering" encompasses literal symbols of the song: dancing bears, rubble and flames of a fire, a tombstone for that final disappointment. The title is one to leave a bad taste in the mouth, not an overwhelmingly bad taste, but going through any sort of loss and tragedy in life can naturally leave behind the residue of resent.
Comes with Sculpturing, Hand Blown Glass Cloche Dome, Black Engraved Base with Armature, Travel Pouch, and Signed, Numbered, Dated, Fingerprinted Documentation.
Accompanied by Original Concept Sketch/Rendering of "Embittering"
Graphite on Heavyweight Rives BFK Archival Paper.
Framed in black wood, wired and ready for hanging, double matted in cream & black, signed by Rebecca Rose.
9" x 12"
During the concept/design phase of creating a new piece, I usually sketch it out to solidify the composition, and make sure the message is properly conveyed.