Forged and textured Sterling brooch, with fabricated pin-back finding. About two inches in diameter.
The Tree stands in the center of the world. In the center of the tree is a fruit. I also see in this a cruciform or an exalting human figure: the fruit becomes the figure’s head; the boughs are arms raised in celebration of victory.
The first Tree of Life was the one in the Garden. It became a tree of death when the fruit was taken. Another tree of death, the cross, became for us a Tree of Life. I’m mindful of both as I look at this piece.
These show the pin back, closed and opened.