It's been three days since one of our artists, Miles Dreyer, passed away unexpectedly, and I have been without words. What words can be found for the tragedy of the loss of someone so young, with such a rich life and so much ahead of him? I'm sure I am not the only one who has been stunned into silence.
A couple of years ago, he brought jewelry to the Gallery. A short time after, he brought cards describing what he created. What appeared to be simple pendants were so much more. Reading about his concept gave me insight into the man as an artist and a thinker.
Tokens are the antiquated currency of the future
You have just purchased, traded for, or been given a token made from my time, the earth's minerals, and ancient solar energy. This token is an idea, a symbol, and an object. It is a talisman and an amulet. You define its power. Your token's beauty evolves once you give it meaning. Give it to a loved one or exchange it for a meal. Hang it from leather, string it on cotton. Cherish it or trade it. Incorporate it into your own art. Use it as adornment or gratuity. It's yours to share with the world.I didn't know Miles very well. When I met him, he seemed easygoing but quiet. Actions speak louder than words, and what I observed that Miles was a loving husband and father, and a vital part of the community. Our deepest sympathies to his family and friends.