Loren Lewis Cole
Shapeshifters Animal Pendants
I wanted to release these singular animals to wear as pendants.
I've chosen 3 of these sacred creatures, each will come adorned with a rose cut tourmaline bezel set stone. The horse and wolf are running, so they will be integrated into the chain as they're longer than the other animals. The jackal is attached with a jump ring on his back. The chain is a separate pendant which could be removed if you wanted it to be, so you can add it as a charm to another chain. These will be gorgeous as charms with your other protective amulets.
Animal talisman on / with an 18 inch chain.
Please note, these are made to order and there is a three week turnaround time.
Please note, tourmaline comes in a wide variety of greens. All of the stones will be deep and vivid in colour, but natural variations are part of the charm of these materials.
Kindly email me if you'd like to order any of these in 18 carat gold.
Since he was very young, my son has had a natural ability to capture the gesture of animals. He watches them closely and absorbs images of them from books like a sponge. I’m moved by his ability to capture small details that give the image more character than I’ve ever been able to capture in artwork. The house is full of his imagery, with focus on the musculature and paw formation, wings and beak that I simply could never create. I was always dissatisfied with my figurative paintings, they seemed lifeless. Perhaps that’s why I use pattern and the abstract instead.
Then, suddenly, one day this year I was overcome with the desire to create tiny wax models of animals in his style, this primitive style that’s full of gesture and emotion. I felt possessed by something that had come from him, and ten animals came through my fingertips. I felt connected to them in a way I never could with painting. I feel they’re dynamic and honest in a way that lacks the burden of detail. Maybe it’s that to translate an idea into beeswax is so much harder than with pencils, but I really like what’s come through.
This is the first of collaborations between my son and me, and I really hope there will be more, but I shall have to see what the future holds, as he has his own path that he must walk.