Brooch including habitat

Brooch made of silver, 14-karat gold and set with Ethiopian opal. Stamped: 101/006 – GJERSEN 925

The ideas behind this insect:

We become more fragile when the world is shut out and we see and sense only our own impulses.

From inside our bubble, the only input is from our solitary world. The facets on the inside of the bubble reflect the colours of the opal eyes, which refract the light as a sensory exchange, intensifying the impulses. The navigational antenna is also placed at the centre of the bubble (the insect’s isolated world). In this way, both the visual inputs and other sensory phenomena become mutually self-reinforcing.

The insect has no regard for its body, as its life is lived ‘inside the bubble’, which is why the body is smooth and shiny with no markings. The back is slightly arched suggesting that the insect moves around in circles, as if chasing its own tail.

Photo of habitat is on its way.

This piece is an element in a composite artistic work, and is part of the HABITAT project.

Offered for sale with a proviso granting the artist the right to exhibit the sold item.