One of the lines in my artist statement goes something like this: "Canada is my muse; it's nature, it's people, it"s inimitability, and the horizontal connections between them". Very little says Canada to me more than Maple. I have fond memories of tapping the trees on my grandparent's farm with my family, boiling the sap in a massive cast iron cauldron, and finally pouring it on the snow.
I achieved the Maple Taffy effect by rolling each sphere of molten glass in sodium bicarbonate and then encasing it. The bubbles were difficult to capture, making this the most time consuming collection of all.
But just like waiting for sap to turn to syrup, I truly feel it was worth the wait.
Bracelet - La Tire Sur La Neige
Earrings - La Tire Sur La Neige
Necklace - La Tire Sur La Neige
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