For the Supbrooch exhibition (which I wrote about previously here) I decided to collide the remit of creating a brooch for a man to wear with this myth which goes something like this:
"There is an Eskimo legend which is woven around the mercurial properties of labradorite. They say that the Northern Lights were once held captive in the rocks along the coast of Labrador. The story goes that an Eskimo warrior found the rocks. Using all his strength he struck the rocks with his spear. Some of the light was set free to flicker and roam in the stratosphere but some of the light remained trapped creating the stone we call labradorite."
|Supbrooch, work in progress, November 2013, Cari-Jane Hakes|
|Spear detail, Supbrooch 'The Myth of the Aurora Borealis', November 2013, Cari-Jane Hakes|
|Supbrooch submission, 'The Myth of the Aurora Borealis' by Cari-Jane Hakes|
Time to take some better photographs.....and find a willing male model to strike a pose!
|Supbrooch, worn, November 2013, Cari-Jane Hakes|