fools alchemy : to turn flowers into gold
Cast 18karat gold calyx of arnica flower set with 4mm natural, pink sapphires, and with 11x 16mm baroque cultured freshwater pearls set in cast 18karat gold leafy cover.
Example of the calyx of arnica flower shown, from which the components were created.
1 11/16" from top to bottom.
The alchemists wanted to transform base metals into gold. My job is to turn flowers into gold. It is a transmutation of sorts and what I refer to as Fool's Alchemy, an extant subdivision of Mysticism. It is my way to breathe eternity into her ephemeral beauty.