Have you ever heard the expression, “I’ve got the weight of the world on my shoulders?” Well what if instead of being a saying of ill content it could now be one of beauty – where the world with all its wonder, joy, and life, could be displayed around your neck and next to your heart. Jennifer Phillips has now made that possible with her Tree Charm necklaces available at Cole Gallery.
Jennifer uniquely hand paints each necklace on the back of vintage Scrabble tiles. These original art pieces can literally fit in the palm of your hand bringing the world of miniatures to a whole new level of small. With the help of a magnifying glass, tiny paint brushes, oils, and mediums she sets to work on each tile creating an art piece that is one of a kind. No two are alike.
Jennifer uses trees as her inspiration seeing them as “stoic, protecting, and providing.” You will also see trees frequent her larger works. Ms. Phillips uses a special plaster-like material that cracks as it dries. You’ll question whether the piece is an antique or whether the very roots of the tree grew right inside your individual pendant. Time stands still as you gaze upon the little work. In fact, when you wear the tree charm, putting on make-up in a mirror may be difficult because you’ll find yourself staring at your necklace.
Starting at only $70 for these original art pieces, they make a great gift for a loved one or a treat for you. Mother’s Day is coming up! It’s a jewelry and art collector’s must have. Jennifer is available for commissioned pieces as well. Stop by the gallery and check them out!
“The trees are God’s great alphabet:
With them He writes in shining green
Across the world His thoughts serene.”
(Post written by Shannon Black, a Team Member at Cole Gallery. Shannon Black is Cole Gallery’s newest team member. She returns home to the Northwest after a ten year stint in Los Angeles producing various film and stage works. Seeing the human story weaved throughout all aspects of art, her unique take to this medium is one you’ll want to hear for yourself. Visit her in the gallery every other Sunday, most Fridays and Saturdays.)