Shadow Self

This idea has been brewing for months. I took my time collecting dark stones with hidden depths. Especially those with an inner fire. I wanted to create a collection about embracing our shadows. Psychology, especially analytical psychology has always fascinated me.  Analytical psychology hypothesizes that we have a "Shadow Self" and a "Persona" the persona is the warm friendly socially acceptable par to of our selves.  The Shadow portion is the part of us that is less accepted by society and we hide it or scared of it.  That to deny one part or be unbalanced to either side creates mental health issues. 
When you accept your darkness, it starts a fire. A conflagration of empowerment and burning down of roadblocks. May the flames of the bridges you burn light your way.

Bridges burn, and we rise a new from the ashes.

Stones used are Fire Obsidian, astrophyllite, Black Opal, Hypersthene, Silver Rutilated Quartz, Matte black vintage cameos (often used in mourning jewelry), marcasite. All the natural stone used in this collection are said to aid in the mediation and mental clarity when seeking inner peace.  My work often reflects the dance between dark and light.  It’s a reoccurring theme I like to explore while I contemplate my own battle with depression and anxiety. Which I rarely mention because I prefer to just share my creations. I find it a whole lot more interesting.  I find myself rather boring.

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