We all need our toys…
or in this case icons, possibly memories ( though Leda and the Swan is a little foggy for me)
Small pieces are fun, though sometimes more of a challenge because proportion and balance are critical so we don’t wind up with a cartoon.
Each of these was a commission,
A sailor and the shark’s tooth he fought the fish for.
The Snowbird, with fond memories of her snowmen.
The cowboy, though on the dance floor far more than a horse, and,
A dreamer, of a more classical time with somewhat unearthly representations.
And there’s that bug again, crawled into the shot (Though invited).
All are hand fabricated , each one of one.
18K, platinum, diamonds, Fine Lapis (boot) Mother of Pearl & onyx (Leda),a single "Hammered " pearl for the snowman, fine Indicolite tourmaline in the beetle (and a heck of a run-on sentence.
Photo, Sylvia Bissonnette