Ever More Saints

Ever More Saints, 2018: This one-of-a-kind piece integrates medals collected by the artist over the course of over fifty years from churches and shrines in Italy and New York, as well as others cherished and handed down from parents, grandparents, and more distant ancestors. To echo that legacy, the chain is hand fused in pure silver with pure gold rose petals, and the links are hand forged.  It measures 70 inches and is divided into 10 stations, the medieval number 10 representing purity, and each rose petal weighs 1.37 pennyweights, to align with some of the sacred numbers of Dante's Divine Comedy.