25/09/2007

“ What's In a Name ? ”
























Flowers have no expectations and are indifferent to admiration; their future is for certain, and in the moment of blossom, we celebrate the beauty, inhale the nectar, breathing in and out in harmony with these short and uncomplicated lives...
Can flowers last forever ? would Diamonds made From Roses smell as sweet ?
Sweeter in fact. I carved this rose, on which my friend, John Nels Hatleberg, is displaying these fantastic coloured diamonds. These diamonds are real, and made by a miraculous process, guaranteed to be the most romantic, ethical, and beautiful of stones. If a diamond is forever; these rocks speak to the endurance of the human spirit, and its capacity for invention, goodness, and true love, throughout the universe, and in perpetuity.

16/09/2007

Sacred Heart of Artichoke - isbn 978-1-894897-23-5
























Sacred Heart of Artichoke is a precious metal vegetable. The artichoke is a solid gold pin which can be worn as a lapel pin, brooch or tie pin. It is cast in 14 karat green gold. Colored gold is created by alloying gold with other metals, rose gold is made by alloying gold with copper, white gold happens when gold is alloyed with nickel, green gold occurs when gold is alloyed with silver.

The Sacred Heart of Artichoke pin was inspired by my excellent friend, Barbara-Jo. Barbara-Jo is the proprietrix of Canada's Largest Cook Book Store, Barbara-Jo's Books To Cooks. After acquiring several sterling Brussels Sprouts, Barbara-Jo asked If I could make an artichoke, and this is what I came up with. I hope you like the artichoke as much as Barbara-Jo. Like much of my art, this work has a literary component; delivered upon a prayer card featuring
the beneficent image of Jesus Christ , the prayer for The Sacred Heart of Artichoke , and published complete with it's own international standard book number. Delicious, free-range, organic jewelry, made by my hand, for all whom we love.

Prayer: Sacred Heart of Artichoke



Sacred Heart of Artichoke

Guide me in contemplation
of the beauty found in your
divine proportions and
Teach me to savor the
ecstasy surrounding
your immaculate
consumption
amen



Photo Credit. Peter Lattimer

This lovely pin makes a suitable gift for apostate and practicing Catholics, Protestants, Brights, Atheists, Buddhists, Confucists, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Jains, Zoroastrians, Vegetarians, Young lovers, Newlyweds, Old folks, and people of good will everywhere. If you would like to own a ‘Sacred Heart of Artichoke’ or buy one for a friend, simply contact me or Barbara-Jo, the price is $300.00.