Wednesday, 13 October 2010
Dirty Heavy Metal
For homework we've been asked to compile two sets of images to act as resource materials, one around a theme and the other a collection of work by jewellers and other artists that we admire. This bee pendant will almost certainly be there. I've been in awe of it ever since I clapped eyes on it, as it were, in the flesh. It's housed in a museum in Heraklion Museum on Crete and is a find from nearby Malia. Remarkably it's from the early Bronze Age and is dated at 1700BC. Good work ancient craftman! I hope one day to achieve your level of appreciation of form and skill but for now you've inspired me to use 'Timeless' as my theme.