The Matriarch

Eat-Prey-Love. Brooch including habitat

Stamped: 101/001 – GJERSEN 925

Materials: Circled Tahitian cultured pearl size 15.8 mm. Brilliant-cut diamond size 0.07 ct. w.vs. 925 silver 585 gold. Dimensions: Total length: 7.5 cm. Width 5.5 cm.

The ideas behind this insect:

All her attention is focused on eating, catching prey and reproducing.

The large feelers at the front detect the least vibration from prey, the powerful jaws can crush even the toughest insect carapace.

The swollen hindquarters with the long sensory cerci and the sparkling diamond attract males, who are fated to die after mating.

This Queen reigns supreme in her hunting grounds.

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.