Mixed Media Art by Bonnie Currie of Arcane Memory Designs
Vintage Phono Record Carrying Case, Different Views of Oceanic Collage/ Mix Media work covering the box
I used symbolic/ art imagery mixed with actual ocean images as well as real shells, mother of pearl, fresh water pearls and coral. Other materials include 24kt gold leaf paint, mirrors and more. I want the overall effect to express something sacred in the physical world of nature. In a sense it as much an altar to the ocean as it is a box.
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I have been hard at work creating a new line of jewelry. Today I will share one of my new pieces with you. I especially love this necklace! It was inspired by the late Marylin Monroe and the goddess archetype of love. The name of the piece is “Milk and Honey”. All of the necklaces in this line come with their own stores and symbolism. I hand cut all of the images used in the pendant and seal everything with an environmentally safe resin. This pieces is truly stunning and has a beautiful story to go along with it.
“She was the light, and the goddess, and the moon. The space and the dream, the mystery and the danger. But everything else all together too, including Hollywood, and the girl next door that every guy wants to marry.” –photographer Bert Stern
“Why must I always be the aggressor with the men I want? Then as soon as I get them, nothing ever works out. Is this the cross I must bear for fame? To be a love symbol, and not be loved?” –Marilyn Monroe
“She looked like, if you bit her, milk and honey would flow from her.”
Symbolic Meanings of Necklace:
-Red Roses: The Lover, Romance and Enduring Passion, respect towards the creative spirit of love. In Greek myth, it is associated with Aphrodite, goddess of love, often depicted adorned with roses around her head, feet and or neck.
-Hearts: Love, Charity, Joy and Compassion. The heart symbol evolved from the inverted triangle, symbolic of feminine power. The inverted triangle is a focal point in the center of the root chakra. The root chakra signifies the taproot of primal power, sexual power. This point ignites the spark that surges heat up the rest of the chakra spine.
Gold: symbolic of the transmutation of the soul.
Marilyn Monroe, the myth, is a shinning personification of the love goddess; sensual, natural, lovely, beautiful, passionate and willing to bear the cross of iconic fame despite the lack of sacred feeling projected towards the archetype she embodied. She inspired many and catalyzed a lot of passion as well as perverse feelings in those around her. She serves as reminder of the great need we have for such an image in our lives, as well as our inability to truly show her the love she deserves.
Norma Jean, the woman, was unique, creative, and spilling over with feminine power. Despite her difficult childhood she had a wonderful sense of humor and an incredible passion for life. She accepted her role as an icon, and in turn the fantasy it created for some, while wishing in her heart people would see more than the myth. She gave us the goddess we longed for, yet the crowd was not ready to treat her with sacred care. In turn, the woman behind the veil may never have received the respect she deserved. This piece is a dedication to the goddess of love and beauty, to romance, to passion, to the woman behind the veil. Hopefully, one day our hearts will be ready for her again.
This pendant will serve as reminder to treasure the goddess of love in our self and others.