Brooches by David Hensel A Nightmare: Begone Foul Night 2021This was left unfinished in the late 1980's, as was the partially carved boxwood sleeping face. I've always liked to work with found objects and left over fragments.Putting these together, the brooch became sleep-talking, about dark unwanted dream fragments. The base, the brightly coloured face, the nightmare, the horrid spider in the hair pumping up its ego, an eyelid of GM insects, in dreams we see what we say, tears become a lizard creeping away.The base is a brooch as well.View all the 40 brooches for 40 years exhibition. Features Primary Material : Silver Other Materials : acrylic paint, African Blackwood, bone, found Chinese costume jewellery., moonstone, opals, palmwood, Snakewood, Steel and titanium Pin Type : pin Dimensions (mm) : 80x80 One of a Kind : Yes Hallmarked : No Cleaning InstructionsNone needed. Handle the painted surface with care, after much handling it can be lightly buffed up with a cloth.