Wednesday, September 15, 2010

queen of the night

i've been meaning to post this video for friend and fellow jeweler, jen townsend, is an incredible wax carver. she is currently working on a series of cast and fabricated pieces based on female characters from famous operas. the piece in the video uses mozart's "the magic flute" and the character "queen of the night" for inspiration. jen took pictures throughout the carving process and then made this video complete with music. i think it's pretty amazing. the piece, which shows the queen hanging in the night sky with diamond stars and a colony of fruit bats hanging from her dress, is still in progress but will be finished soon in time for an exhibition at RIT.

please be sure to visit jen's website to see more of her beautiful work. like these pebble rings:

thanks for reading.

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