Portico earrings are three sterling silver metal forms carefully cut from a sheet of metal and riveted together in the shape of woven cocoons. A Portico is an entrance to a building that is often supported by columns. These earrings are named after this architectural feature because the caterpillar must create its own support to enter its new life.
In the second state of metamorphosis, the caterpillar creates a cocoon while blind to its surroundings. It then disintegrates completely and becomes a new creature, wrapped tight within a papoose of wings that have yet to fly.
These earrings represent the deep dream state where we reunite with the fabric of the universe. The repetitive shape is a nod to infinity and the trust that is necessary to walk through life's transformations.