Brooch: HIDDEN LIGHT. (2013)

Brooch: HIDDEN LIGHT. (2013)
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Materials: 19th-century daguerreotype case, fused glass, 19h-century silk velvet, amythyst, ruby, peridot, 18th-century paper, mother-of-pearl, early 19th-century sterling silver reliquary fragment, brass wire, paper, text, soil.

HIDDEN LIGHT features an image of close friends from an 1840's ambrotype in my collection. This was scanned and fused to clear antique glass, then backed with velvet and jewels to create a radiant memento mori. It is attached to clothing with a single tie-tack finding in back, and is wearable even on lightweight clothing.

Shipped fully insured.