Wild Bone Alchemy
Wild Bone Alchemy offers adornments and altar pieces for sacred practice of earth traditions. All are made from foraged bones and forest found materials, integrated with metalwork, and burning of ancestral symbols. To the end of honoring these creatures and inspiring the adorned to call their own magic back through provoking curiosity of the ultimate alchemy- life and death.
Raised by the Musconetcong River Valley and the forests of northwest New Jersey, I have always been bewitched by the sacrality of nature, rituals of relationship and the divinity of the seemingly mundane and often overlooked. Meddling at the seams of transition and integration (death/rebirth) while holding paradox on both sides, is where dark obscurities alchemize into golden light.
My practice is just one effort towards seasonal alignment, circular living, and is in response to the perpetual churning to find balance and understanding.
I met my partner, Fin, at a market in Baltimore. He approached me and told me that he collects bones too. From that day on, we've been wandering the forests together, honoring death, honoring life. He is the wizard behind the blessed and integral wood/bone burning elements.