Brooch / pendant
Sterling silver, stainless steel
Electrolytic etch, hand formed
4.8 x 5 x 1 cm
The microscopic radiolarian was enlarged into a gigantic version to be large enough to catch human attention. The creature was design modified and deconstructed into 3 layers to represent the industrialization and mutations of even tiny sea creatures due to human effects on the environment. Stainless steel nuts and bolts are the scaffolding that holds the mutated layers together.