Kiff Slemmons 'Bird in the Hand'. Silver and yellow metal
Kiff Slemmons, Ramona, from Hands of the Heroes Series, 1991, silver, amber, beads, Tacoma Art Museum, gift of Ramona Solberg
thedandyunderworld: Caddisfly larvae build protective cases using materials found in their environment. Artist Hubert Duprat supplied them with gold leaf and precious stones. This is what they created. Neat.
Beautiful Hamsa blessing that would make a great watercolor tattoo. Originally found on esty but no longer there.
The Tooth Worm as Hell’s Demon”, southern France, 18th Century; This artistically designed ivory carving is contained in a molar, 10.5 cm in height, which can be separated into two halves of equal size. It opens out into two scenes depicting the infernal torments of toothache as a battle with the “tooth worm”. The legend of the “tooth worm” as the cause of toothache originated in Mesopotamia around 1800 B.C. A legend, in much the same sense as that of the Creation, concerning the origin of…