M. Matteson Smith

By The Sea We Lose Track Of The Days

Medium/Materials: Metals

Dimensions:  3.5 x 2.67 x .75 inches

Photographer: Gordon Annand

Artist Statement: 

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.