Cynthia Holmes - Elk Tooth Adjustable Length Neckpiece
Leather fringes, metal and bone amulets, bells, African trade beads, bone and assorted glass beads
This necklace was created by artist Cynthia Holmes, an enrolled member of the St. Croix Reservation.
Energy is the medicine that supplies us. Love and Peace are what sustain us. Whether coral deep from the Mediterranean or turquoise from the earth’s belly, I negotiate these relatives into colorful arrangements. The tenuous but supple deer hide – has my back at every turn. My task is to bury the prayer within.
I am an Ojibway enrollee at St. Croix Reservation in Hertel, WI.