Thursday, November 6, 2008

Art as Legacy

Every once in a while, I'll see something that makes me stop and look. Michelle Ruschman's work is one of the once in a whiles. She makes jewelry, very simple jewelry, but it packs a punch when it comes to meaning and purpose. Her jewelry transcends the mundane and even art because it has a deeper purpose ... preservation of a culture.

I "met" Michelle on the Ning social network Sta.rtUp.Biz when taking some time to meet and greet new members. She's a Filipina living here in the United States. I suppose it was on a journey of self-discovery that she stumbled upon the ancient Philippine script called baybayin. It developed into a full-scale passion and a legacy she is handing down to her daughter. Her work touched something deep inside of me and I felt compelled to share her art with my readers.

You can read her story on her profile page ... doesn't she have a beautiful face?!? She has one of the $1 million dollar smiles that lights the place up. Her website is here.

I wish you much success in all you set out to achieve, Michelle!


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Ann said...

This is so beautiful!
Some people are given such extraordinary gifts.

Craft Junkie said...

This is one beautiful piece! I'm so glad you shared it with us. Very awesome!

Beaderjojo said...

She does make beautiful jewelry, thank you for sharing.
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Posh Baby Online said...

I love her art and I'm one proud Filipina :)