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[Tidbits] Belt Buckle Kiss

Belt Buckle Kiss

In the battle of craftsmanship over aesthetics … all too often
craftsmanship dominates when it’s aesthetics that represents the
brilliance of the artist.

David Hensel … an English artisan of enormous talent … focuses
on producing art objects that are meaningful to others. He
works–for the most part–in miniature … and uses as materials
ivory, gold, opals, and quartz crystal among others as the medium
for his carvings. He uses reality as an overlap to his imagination.
His pieces … though small in size … give the illusion of
immensity. I have see some of his pieces … and I wrote about an
elephant carving of his some time ago. He is amazing.

Picture … if you will … a kiss. Picture … if you will … a
belt buckle. Picture … if you will … a Belt Buckle Kiss. Not
easy … eh wot my friends? Take a piece of ivory (I’m guessing at
the material because it’s not explicitly delineated in my source)
and turn that piece of ivory into a representation of folklore that
speaks a common language to the people … a carving that works
directly on emotional memories … such as that of a kiss …and
that of a belt buckle.

Who does not remember a first kiss such as the one you are about to
see? Who would not agree that it is always best to place the memory
of that first kiss near one’s belly-button? After all … is there a
better place? I refer you all to Marilyn Monroe … and I paraphrase
what is easily one of her most remembered ditties. A kiss on the
hand may be so continental … but it’s always best when placed near
the waist … Or something like that. I may have changed a word or
two. I take license.

Our belt buckle was created by David Hensel in England sometime
around 1978. Where it is today I can not say. Hopefully enshrined
behind glass in someone’s private collection. Go take a look at it
folks … though my image does not do justice to the picture from
which I take it.

For those of you who are new to this thing called Tidbits…may I
direct you to my home page at where you will
scroll down the left side menu till you get to the area that says
Tidbits…and then click on the link that says: Kiss … where you
will see a graphic of our Belt Buckle.

And there ya have it. That’s it for this week folks. Catch you all
next week. Benjamin Mark

TYLER-ADAM CORP.–Jewelry Manufacturers
Tel – 1-800-20-TYLER