Reprinted from All Things Metal Clay. The long-awaited “third medal” is done. This has been years in the making. First I found the broken auto glass in the street (that’s in the center of the medal, captured in epoxy resin) and I scooped some up and put it in an empty Tic-Tac container. Naturally, someone was walking by at the time and gave me a strange look. (one does have to suffer for one’s art.)

The container sat on my bench for a year or so, waiting. Then, my friend Corey Ehmke (@bantik), tweeted, in response to a question, that he had been in a car accident, and “never recovered.”

Ah, there it was. The two inspirations would come together. Bronze, because of the military Bronze Star, for those wounded in battle.

So this is a medal for Corey. And for anyone else, broken by life. Recognition that most everyone has something from which they have never recovered.

Materials: bronze, epoxy, broken automotive glass, ribbon silkscreened by the artist.


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February 6, 2023

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