Klee Featured in PO10TIAL Magazine
Recently Klee was featured in the amazing Magazine “PO10TIAL” and this is what she had to say:
It wasn’t so long ago that if you had asked me about my jewelry, I would have blushed and mumbled and probably stared at the ground. In fact, it wasn’t so long ago that if you’d asked me about virtually anything, it would have produced that response… but that’s a story for another day.
Really though, it was not until fairly recent times that my love of rocks and all things nature were coupled with tools, skills and patience, and a desire to make wearable companions of said rocks and nature. I carried rocks around in my purse, in my pockets, in my car, but it didn’t consciously dawn on me what I was trying to do in the making of jewelry until… well… I had to find the words to articulate it.
I don’t look at the world as a series of inanimate things clumped together to make other things. I see personality and life in just about everything. Just ask Rafi about my friend “ghost pin” whom I created at age 6 and who lives on the passenger side visor of our truck. Or my unyielding fascination with lichen. He’s astounded at my weirdness sometimes. On some level, when this all got started I was trying to make my rock and stick and leaf “companions” accessible to me in a more elegant way than carrying them around in pockets (I still carry rocks in my pockets). Also, I was trying to express that sentiment in a way that could be appreciated by other people and made accessible to them (I know lots of folks who also carry rocks around in their pockets).
I wanted to do all of this in a way that was gentle and caring, as that’s just how I like to do things. So the methods and techniques that sparked the greatest passion in me were the rhythmic, harmonious, meditative ones. Even when I am wielding a hammer, it’s rhythmic and caring (and awesomely gratifying, and sometimes knocks items off of shelves in the studio but in the most harmonious of ways).
I’m incredibly happy and honored that my first artist feature was with Po10tial Magazine, because they had the awareness of all of that (and then some) within me and took the time to sit with me and expand upon my intentions, what drives me to create, and how I go about it. They’re, quite frankly, brilliant and astoundingly talented individuals that make the publication happen and make it awe inspiring at every page turn. What an awesome experience this has been for me. – Klee