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I have finally finished my Alexander McQueen tribute piece, "Fashion:Victim" which comprises of the two spherical 'handbags' made from steel spheres which I found in a burnt-out factory in Kent some years ago. The first sphere, I've shown already, "The Illusion of Freedom Buys The Power of Destruction" and is based on his life and his love of falconry and features a porcelain falcon-head by Lisa Stevens:
I love the way that these look when hung together:
They have been away for photography and will be sent off to the ACJ ICONS exhibition tomorrow.
For those of you who are interested, the burnt-out factory from whence the original spheres came looked like this:
And the spheres looked like this:
I have absolutely no idea what these would have been used for.
Today, I set about using up some of the spare elements from this piece. I got my orders of gemstone flowers just about right but had enough to make a pendant and earring trio:
There will be more pieces to follow as I have a small bag of spare silver "raptor claws" from the first sphere.
The last couple of weeks have been badly-managed by me in some ways, in that I have had three different stone-dealers through the workshops in very rapid succession, which always leads to me spending money, albeit money to be recouped at a later date. Due to a commission, I had a very specific shopping list in mind, but I also bought a few other things for my own interest:
If you are wondering why I have bought so many blue stones, it is because of me starting work on a commission for another of my cocktail rings, "(It's The Time) Of April Snows":
Made from corroded iron gas-pipe, steel box-girder and silver and to fit an enormous amethyst:
Off on holiday on Friday. Can't wait!
One final note... I think I have discovered the ugliest public "artwork" in the world: