Cairn Earrings (Sutton, NH)
Cains are all about balance, which is a sentiment that calls to us in these days. In the mountains, in life, and within ourselves.
Local artists Robin Asbury (Sutton, NH) has created these cairn earrings, featuring genuine "stones" that she tumbles, and sterling silver ear wires and features. Each cairn earring is unique, and varies slightly, with three stones on on each "cairn."
About Cairns, byRobin Asbury:
"I collect pebbles from a riverbank, or gather stones worn smooth from the ebbing tide. I am drawn to the chatter of the tumbling stones and I find calmness and comfort in their smooth, surf polished form.
I will set a single stone in a silver bezel as a sentiment to a treasure of beauty and contemplation. My work involves a small bit of artistry collaborating with nature.
There is simple beauty in a cairn and connection with people from the past and from all over the world. A common purpose is to guide hikers by marking a turn in a trail. Cairns reflect balance, simplicity, spirituality, peace, prayer, patience, direction, priority, and play. The delicate ceremonial act of creating a cairn the buddhist describe as a form of worship, a way to ask for good fortune or an effort to balance energies.
One common purpose of a cairn is to guide hikers by marking the trail or a turn in the trail or a mountain top.
The mere act of choosing a stone can inspire mindfulness, as we lose ourselves in the moment seeking a pebble that speaks to our souls. And placing a prayer stone on a towering cairn is a meditation in patience--slowness and stillness allow us to find our stone's center of gravity so the delicate ceremonial structure before us remains intact
Buddhist writers describe the construction of a cairn as a form of worship, a way to ask for good fortune or an effort to balance energies.