Butterflies are often considered the image of the soul while the Chrysalis from which they emerge is the metaphor of the changes a person undergoes throughout their life. However, many Chrysalis die before metamorphosis, perhaps without having a soul. Do the Chrysalis dream? Perhaps yes: dreams where new men emerge from their pupae with their animal soul awake, managing to recognize other animals as their peers.
It is said that God created man out of clay and breathed into him a divine spark. In turn, the first men created the “Golem” from this same matter, but they could not give it a soul. To encourage him, a paper with one of the names of God, or with the word “Emet” which means “truth” in Hebrew perhaps, should be put in his mouth. Perhaps if human beings have lost our soul, through the truth we could recover it.
For having dreamed the dream of the reason that Goya foreshadowed, my work consists of seeing new monsters, new creatures, new forms, new beings, that represent the necessary encounter between the human self and the animal self. Some have unsuspected shapes and at times seem like demons rather than natural beings. Others remind us of the animals we dreamed of in our childhood. Some remind us of undeniably human traits.
Curated Assembling Related To This Perspective
We propose with this presentation, see a Jewel Butterfly Design from a different perspective. From a Chrysalis perspective. And we believe that we have found some designs that can remind us that any beginning of life in any form even de in-comprehensive ones is beautiful.
The Pieces Are:
Wallace Chan’s Butterfly “The Waves”
Wallace Chan’s “The Waves” is a transformable butterfly brooch that can be worn eight different ways. Wallace Chan is a master jeweler and artist from Hong Kong whose body of work consists of some of the most amazing pieces of high-end jewelry.
Otto Jakob Spindle-Shaped Gastropod Shells Earrings
Earrings by Otto Jakob made of yellow gold, purple garnets, and vitreous enamel. The piece is inspired by the mathematical architecture of spindle-shaped gastropod shells.
Boghossian Butterfly Wing Earrings
Boghossian Butterfly Wing earrings are made up of two pairs of perfectly symmetrical fancy-cut diamonds, surrounded by brilliant-cut and dazzling pear-cut diamonds as they fan out around each wing.
Otto Jakob’s Earrings
Earrings by German jewellery designer Otto Jakob’s. These earrings play on similar magical motifs, casting the wings of a Malaysian katydid – more commonly known as a grasshopper – and embellishing them in shades of delicate enamel.
Cindi Chao Butterfly Emerald Ring.
Cindi Chao butterfly emerald ring.
Ines Arenas Jewelry Gallery Says Thank You…
…for staying with us through the article: “The Chrysalis”.
For us, jewelry is an art form where others might think that jewelry becomes art through how it is presented.
But we believe that is the mixture between presentation and content that makes jewelry an art form. One doesn’t happen without the other.
Jewelry is a representation of our history and beliefs in symbols that have changed with the time to express our personal beliefs regarding politics, sexuality, religion, family, and even social status, since the Roman Empire in western civilization.
Jewelry, thanks to the internet, is going to become a language, a vocabulary, a way to talk, understood around the world because any art is about connection including Jewelry.
This is Why We Present Jewelry As We Do It!
But You, “The viewer is the last stroke in any jewelry piece”.