by Judith Neugebauer
1" long x 2" wide
"My work is individually hand-fabricated using sterling silver with an overlay of 23K gold leaf. Fold-formed as well as die-formed hollow elements create visual depth, yet the overall concern with lightness and movement remain central to my approach. The addition of oxidized, sandblasted sterling silver on all or part of the surface creates a rich charcoal black patina which contrasts even more dramatically with the 23kt gold leaf; this is a popular alternative finish I offer on most of the pieces in my collection."