CLEAR - 2016
This splendid brooch is formed around a repurposed ornament with turquoise stones depicting a peafowl. Embellishing this ornament are eight pieces of iridescent mother of pearl arranged in such a way as to enhance the effect of the peafowl’s extended train. A trail of golden and purple beads skirts the lower edge of the piece and a turquoise blue glass trinket hangs from its base, further adding to the resplendent ‘peacock train’ effect. Sitting behind the ornament is a circular piece of cut mirror and the black resin which holds these materials in place is concealed by sumptuous blue glitter, which helps bind together the various components and make this is a piece which shimmers and dazzles with as much brilliance as an Indian Peacock.
14 cm x 10.5 cm