Thorn

Neckpiece
Sterling Silver, Copper, Bronze, Brass, Nickel Silver
2011

This piece is made up of multiples of the spiculum form. Using all different types of metal, I made 22 spiculums, in order to become familiarized with the form. Once I had many to work with, I decided to make a neckpiece. I did some research and I decided to base it off the Aesop tale of Androcles and the Lion. In a way I took the one thorn and arrayed it around to create a lion mane of thorns.