M. Matteson Smith
By The Sea We Lose Track Of The Days
Dimensions: 3.5 x 2.67 x .75 inches
Photographer: Gordon Annand
The little box of Halstead treasures was delightful, inspirational, and motivating! All of the sheet metal and flat metal bits were used in my design, with the smaller pieces soldered, hammered, and cut into new elemental shapes. Most of the chain and the copper wire were left unused. A large shell, a few garnets, two little bits of tubing, and the pin stem were added to complete my work, “By the sea we lose track of the days.”
I now live near the sea, in coastal casual Wilmington, North Carolina, and my pocket stuff now includes beach treasures and sea shells.