A memento mori to be mindful of death. Although it is always present, so too is life, everchanging and flowering all around us. Death rips our hearts open to make us aware of what life really is, and to cherish each moment. In light of this, we may strive to flower ourselves, and to create beauty along the way. Go into the sorrows of the world joyfully.
Memento mori object.
Treasure of awareness.
Cast sterling silver calyx of arnica flowers and skulls set with set with 7mm and 3mm vivid natural blue zircons.
Post earrings with wide sterling silver post backs.
1 3/4" from top to bottom.
An example of an arnica calyx from which the upper flower was prototyped is hown here. The skull was created in a wax carving.