It’s complicated being a god. In Stan Lee’s imagining of Thor, the arrogant Norse god is sent by his father to reside on Earth as Donald Blake, a disabled medical student, with no knowledge of his own true identity. On Earth, he learns humility and respect for mankind, retaining these lessons as he returns to his godlike, hammer-wielding form. Thor carries these lessons with him as he maintains his identity as Donald Blake, living as a human on Earth while protecting and defending humanity. These earrings evoke the essence of Thor – his Celtic origins, the wings of his helmet, and Mjolnir, Thor’s hammer – as well as his dualistic character as both human and godly. Orli says, “Being human is a great way to learn humility. I feel that, ordinarily, the condition of being human should entail the condition of being humble. I guess that’s why we can say we’re only human. I guess if we were Asgardian gods, it would be a little harder to explain ourselves.”
Sterling silver, nickel silver
As a bona fide comic book enthusiast, Orli celebrates the Marvel Comics multiverse, including the art and times of Stan Lee and his colleagues Jack Kirby, Len Wein, and Chris Claremont. Drawing inspiration from the flawed and conflicted heroes emerging and reemerging during the Silver and Bronze Ages, this collection capitalizes on the decisive colors, bold lines, and action-packed symbolic resonance of the genre.