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Art Stories Holiday Ornament 2018

Art Stories 4 Holiday Ornament 2018

For several years now I have wanted to send friends and family something hand-made from me at the Holiday. An ornament seems to work well, either out of paper, recycled aluminum or copper.  I try to vary it each year, and I normally produce around thirty pieces.  This year I saw a program on Native Americans they explained that the symbol embossed represented the four directions of the compass and above and below. I was attracted to this reference, it resonated with me.

Additionally the edges are folded over for rigidity, and there are two raised areas representing stars as well as two Native American seed beads.  Each ornament is signed and dated. Several relatives have told me they display the ornaments together.

© Scott K. Bailey