02/08/2008

Flying Bird... Saying Goodbye is Hard


In mythology, the Soul, or Atman is represented by a bird. And so I made this ring design, a bird in flight, in rose gold. I've posted it today, to honour the memory of Fenwick Lansdowne.

Fenwick Lansdowne was my colleague, a fellow rca, sadly now he is gone. Fenwick spent his childhood in a Japanese prison camp, he contracted polio, and lost the use of one side of his body. Fenwick raised a family and painted birds perfectly. Fenwick began painting birds while very young, and he finished at almost seventy-one. A life well lived indeed !

photo credit: Peter Lattimer
-Copy Cats are Dirty Rats

4 comments:

Hobo Divine said...

This ring has been known to charm off-duty Real Estate Agents and Airline Stewardesses to a rapture!

Of course the influence of tartufo never hurts.

camille said...

i just designed a ring similar..but urs is so much more. dont suppose ur gonna let it go anytime soon??

Robert Chaplin rca said...

Thanks Hobo,
we had fun that night
and it was you who did all the charming, they thought I was on glue.
Cheers,
R

Robert Chaplin rca said...

Thanks Camille,
I'm glad that you like it.
Cheers, R