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In Christmas lore, the aspen tree’s quivering leaves are said to be the result of arrogance at the Crucifixion: the aspen did not tremble like other trees.
Another old totally un-PC saying holds that aspens leaves are made from female tongues, their quivering due to a woman’s inability to stop yammering.
Emigrant Basque shepherds like the Aldasoros who settled in the Telluride region carved texts and figures on aspens to express their loneliness.
The artist is in town for a show of her latest collection of jewelry.
Press the “play” button to hear her podcast and learn about what inspired her to create her aspen pieces. Barbara also talks about her 14 biggest hits and why she selected these pieces as best of her best bling, as elegant and understated as the artist herself.