My first experiments with sculpture were done with wire. I was in high school and created little wire ornaments, and even a huge (2 ft tall) wire dragon. It was a love of art (in particular sculpture) that led me to art school, and into the Metals and Jewelry program. I saw jewelry as small scale sculpture.
Today I discovered these pieces from what would have my second year of college, I believe they are from 2000. The chicken ring was part of a series of chickens I made. The elephants were just for fun. The littlest elephant is just ridiculously tiny! I think I was seeing how far I could push the scale. It is the only one without tusks. The elephants are made of fine silver.
The chicken ring is made of sterling silver and fine silver. It has wings that flap.