Silver Bull & Lion Necklace
“In the 1980’s, I lived for a summer in New Delhi, India with my fiancé at the time, Sabina. Every morning Sabina would head off to her job in textiles, and I would retire to my little corner of the beautiful french colonial apartment we rented, light up some hashish and get to work carving. I had done some extensive exploration of the local temples, and I was very much inspired by the horizontal, almost hieroglyphic depictions of animals and gods lining the stone walls. It took me an entire month to finish this carving - it was beastly hot and so the wax kept melting and dripping and falling apart. In the center you see a Bull and a Lion locked in a struggle - this is a reference to myself, a Taurus and Sabina, a Leo. A portrait of two conflicting signs that foretold a very tumultuous relationship…Above it you’ll see little men struggling to tame wild horses, a depiction of the battle of man against nature. This piece was originally intended as an ode to the wild fierceness of nature. On the bottom are rows of tiny animals, domesticated and walking in a single file line."