Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I get my kicks where I can

My Grandma Anne - my dad's mom - used to be a great artist.  She doesn't do any art anymore, but before she became physically infirm she was a terrific painter.  And she always had great taste - beautiful furniture, paintings, jewelry.

A few years ago when we were in Michigan for a family shindig for Leo's 90th birthday, she gave me this incredible gold necklace that was made up of links of dancing figures.  It's a beautiful and unique piece, a work of art, really.

As a true artist, my grandma loved the human form.  And if you look closely, you can see it well-displayed on the necklace.  When I wear it, I'm wearing a chain of naked people.  With little hand-shaped gold penises.

Quite impressive gold penises (that's a side shot below).

Dancing, flopping gold penises.

I invariably get compliments on how lovely the necklace is.  And I chuckle to myself and thing, "yes, especially if you're into jewelry porn."