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MJSA Design Challenge 2022: A Long-Awaited Reunion

6: Lauren Davidson

Normally when I’m commissioned to make a piece, I don’t do anything on paper; I just sit down with the stones and play with them until the design comes together. This time, I went to town sketching the different shapes of the stones on paper. While I was sketching, I was thinking of how Lorna’s mother had collected all these stones, which clearly had sentimental meaning to her. I started seeing the stones as representative of Lorna’s mother and her two daughters and focused on a design where the daughters’ birthstones would be clustered around the large sunstone.