Ancient Wounds was developed from a fossilized shark tooth I purchased at the Gem and Mineral Show in Parsborro, Nova Scotia. It's a beautiful grayish blue with wonderful contrasting textures. This tooth made me think about the ancient shark it came from and the surprising length of a shark's life, the wounds the tooth could inflict. This lead me to think of the ways we protect out bodies: we wear armour, in another time literally, and today in the choices we make before we leave our homes. In turn I thought of battle and how ancient humans would don the spoils of war as talisman to protect themselves and to frighten their enemies. From these thoughts the Ancient Wounds series were born.
This series uses traditional chain maille techniques in some of its pieces, a practice I found meditative in its repetition.