Saturday, September 22, 2012

Technology - September 2012 Bead Journal Project

My series of rune stones have been all about forces and there's no denying the force of technology in our lives - it's what allows me to share these stones with you!

Like all forces, there is a duality to technology; it has the ability to be both a positive and a negative force in our lives. It's important to consider how a new technology may change our quality of life before embracing it, as once it becomes part of our routine, it's hard to go back to life without!

 Having said that, I'm probably the last human being on earth who does NOT have a cell phone - I'm really not a Luddite, I just don't feel the need to be available to the world 24/7. For me, the technology of a cell phone would decrease my quality of life, so I choose not to have one - simple!

For my rune stone, I used a portion of a circuit board, removed from a defunct VCR, as my focal point. 

As all modern technology is oil based, I used matte black beads to secure the circuit board to the stone - I wanted it to look like oil dripping down the edges.

I was initially unsure about this stone; it seemed out of place among the other stones, which are much more based in the natural world. But I decided it was appropriate after all; all the elements of modern technology are rooted in the earth - oil, metals, water, etc.

Do you embrace new technologies? Or do you adopt a bit of a "wait and see" attitude?


  1. Wow - what a great surprise - I love the duality of what technology DOES with what it looks like. Very well captured by your piece.

  2. Wow you have present such a great talent here!I am really much surprised to see your great creative work .. led circuit board