“But either in his dreams or out of them, he could not tell which, Frodo heard a sweet singing running in his mind: a song that seemed to come like a pale light behind a grey rain-curtain, and growing stronger to turn the veil all to glass and silver, until at last it was all rolled back, and a far green country opened before him under a swift sunrise.”
The Fellowship of the Ring
About This Listing
This listing is for a hand-painted clay pendant featuring an intricate gouache seascape inspired by lines from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring. The pendants are finished with two coats of UV-resistant gloss varnish on the front, and left unvarnished on the back so as to highlight the gritty earthen texture of the fired clay. They are signed and dated by the artist on the back. Each pendant measures approximately 1.5 inches in diameter and comes with a 21-inch silver-plated figaro chain. It will be packaged in a decorative Kraft jewelry box with velvety black backing, and accompanied by a printed label detailing the specifications of the piece and including the quotation that inspired it.
Because these pendants are handmade and hand-painted, no two are identical, although all share the same colors and general design. Thus, the pendant you receive may not be exactly the same as the ones highlighted in the photos, but will be its own unique and original work of art.
To ensure a long life for your hand-painted pendant, keep it dry and take care not to drop it or scratch the surface. Dust as needed with a clean microfiber cloth.
While sleeping in the house of Tom Bombadil, Frodo experiences a sort of vision described by the narrator in phrases that have become deeply-embedded in the Tolkien legendarium, inspiring the lyrics for "Into the West"—sung by Annie Lennox for the ending credits of Peter Jackson's The Return of the King—along with many other artistic representations of Middle Earth. I've long wanted to tackle this passage artistically, and in this fifth handpainted pendant design I chose to interpret it in an oceanic way, not depicting so much as hinting at the "far green country," and paying homage both to the "pale green and gold" morning in the house of Tom Bombadil and to the crying gulls that move through Tolkien's work in other passages and songs.
I hope these pendants will be for their wearers like a sweet singing running in the mind, like the white gulls that call.
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