Liz Clark - 'Carried on Both Sides'

Plan B Art Project


Piece for 'Plan B Art Project' by Liz Clark

Materials: Oxidized Sterling Silver, Lab Grown Ruby

Removable stopper with safety chain attached

Pendant Dimensions: 2.5" H x 1" W x 05" D

Chain Length: 28" L

About the piece:

"Flowers mark occasions in life, both joyous and melancholic. They have an immediate impact on our happiness, calmness, intimacy and wellbeing. The impermanence of flowers personifies the fragile transition from life to death. Bellflowers, anemones, asters, cherry blossoms and forget me not flowers decorate the stopper of the amphora bottle. Each flower carries its own significance of support, anticipation, love, strength, and remembrance. 

The word amphora comes from Greek amphi-phoreus, meaning 'carried on both sides'. A woman’s important right to make decisions about her body, abortion and the weight of this decision is felt both before and after, on both sides. A weight is heavy and becomes heavier over time if carried alone. A weight is lightened and easier to carry if shared."

About the artist:

Liz Clark received her BFA in Crafts/Material Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She lives in Providence, RI where she maintains her studio practice.