These small wearable sculptures are a response to my continuing exploration of the human/nature interface using reused or up-cycled man made materials and natural materials. This series uses antique slide mounts. Evocative of mans scientific analysis of the natural world, a pair of 'black prince' cicada wings are set between the glass of a c1940's slide mount. This year was one year in seven when the black prince cicadas emerged from the ground to mate. The wings were collected from the forest floor. Due to the rareness of this occurrence, this series is limited to an edition of twenty.
The pendant measures 50mm x 50mm x 2mm. The case is an original antique slide mount, and while care is taken to ensure that the piece is pristine, some small defects may be present as with any product of this age. The pendant comes on a 45cm neoprene cord, the fixing is elegantly simple and of high quality stainless steel.
The work comes beautifully packaged in a Japanese Pauwlonia wood box, these artisan made boxes have been used for centuries in Japan for storing valuable artifacts.
A percentage of every sale of these art works will be donated to the Wilderness Fund, an Australian based not for profit organisation dedicated to the preservation of some of our most fragile and beautiful natural environments.
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