Sunday, October 11, 2015

Antler Pendant

Artist Don Simpson returns with this milky agate and antler pendant.  He has a real gift for taking primitive materials and turning them into intriguing pieces.  It's like seeing an artifact from a culture that hasn't been documented.  You know the symbols and iconography mean something, but you don't have any context for figuring out what that is.

1 comment:

CoastConFan said...

The back of the pendant with the labyrinthine swirl on the back is the part I really like. The edges of the antler base remind me of coral branches. The whole thing has a Paleolithic feeling indeed. Propnomicon is right as in this case, less is more because Simpson doesn’t attempt to wedge the artifact into a milieu or era, it’s extra tantalizing.

Just Google Paleolithic spirals for a lot of interesting links.