The Cerise Statement EarringRegular price $118.00
The "Cerise" statement earring is inspired by the casual romance and innocence of foraged wild florals. Featuring yellow-gold oversized sprigs adorned with tiny, handmade ceramic flowers, the Cerise statement earring evokes the fanciful, ornamental mood of the 18th century Rococo art movement.
The Cerise (meaning “cherry”) earring was inspired by the small white and pink blossoms of cherry trees that sprout in late March, marking the end of gloomy wintertime. Cherry blossoms have weaved in and out of my art for years and now have manifested in the form of a dramatic and beautiful statement earring. Growing up in Huntsville, Alabama, I have vivid memories of the iconic cherry trees in Big Spring Park and how they were a sign of the promise of new life - that spring was coming and winter dead was gone.
The cherry blossom branch is such an interesting and beautiful linear addition to spring arrangements and one of my favorites for a “foraged wildflower” look that has an easy, casual elegance. This is the mood of the Cerise earring - beautiful and unpretentious.
“What might our ancient attraction for flowers have to teach us about the deeper mysteries of beauty — what one poet has called ‘this grace wholly gratuitous’? Is that what it is? Or does beauty have a purpose?”
- Michael Pollan, The Botany of Desire
“Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.”
A. E. Housman