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A river worn pebble, hand formed by hammering from a thin sheet of steel and patinated to a glossy mix of deep brown tones. The dragonfly is inlaid in shakudo and gold with translucent golden, mother of pearl wings and black pearl eyes. The underside reveals a riverside view of grasses in ochre coloured brass and golden orchids edged with a pure silver stream.
If you'd like to read a bit more about the making of this piece and the thought processes behind it all you'll find an essay I wrote shortly after I finished it, here.
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