Thursday, November 19, 2009
Do you recall the song, "Simple Gifts"? It references a circle and how,"by turning, turning, we turn 'round right." Aaron Copeland used the melody for an intricate piece of music called, "Appalachian Spring" that reknown choreographer Martha Graham commissioned. Graham paid Copeland the sum of $500 to pen the music in the 1940's. She surely was a very shred business woman. A beautiful, timeless melody that is an American classic for less than a grand.
These earrings are a salute to Martha using a variation on her name: Marta. Much like how Copeland's music was a variation on traditional melodies. Very simple hook earrings comprised of silver that's twisted in a whirling circle reminiscent of the dance's movements.