Sunday, April 25, 2010

Make Something Beautiful - Day 44

There's a call for a contemporary beadwork exhibition at a gallery in Houston. Since all of my compulsive behavior has been channeled into making chainmaille and applying to shows/competitions/residencies/grants, I have to apply to this one, too. (It's like my version of counting ceiling tiles.) It gave me a good reason to make something that I had been thinking about for a few months.

It's called, "Unfoldings of the Enfolded Universe," and is directly inspired by David Bohm's Wholeness and the Implicate Order. In the book, Bohm discusses the notion of the undivided wholeness of all things, the connectivity of thought and matter, and the idea that all things are unfoldings of an enfolded universe. If you're interested in theoretical physics, especially the kind that challenges current paradigms, I recommend it.

Unique chainmaille jewelry
by Vanessa Walilko


  1. Stunning. I love it! The clasp is very clever, too. :-)

  2. Thanks, Rebeca! You're directly responsible for starting this creative process by lending me The Holographic Universe.

  3. I happily accept full responsibility. :-P

    Funny, I'm back to contemplating the Periodic Fractal of the Elements and will be designing a huge neckpiece, partially also inspired by your epic pieces. I like that we feed off one another and inspire each other so well.