Part of our Bejeweled Stories series: to make this collection come alive, I wrote the short story, "Tiny Things," about mothers, daughters, birthdays, and memories. This jewel is based on the bronze lion sculpturesby Edward Kemeys on display outside of the Art Institute of Chicago.
That oxidized bronze is a part of my favorite spots in Chicago- the Art Institute lions and OF COURSE the iconic clock outside of Macy's, installed by Marshall Field over 100 years ago. This material, this color, immediately bring me home.
Thank you, darling Sophanista.