The inspiration for The Passion Collection stems from the awe-inspiring, vibrantly colored stained-glass windows of Sagrada Família’s Passion Façade and its grand entranceways, which is adorned with 8,000 bronze letters.
The connection between art and destruction has occurred in various ways throughout art history. Art unites people and promotes human understanding. Destruction of our heritage is a genocidal assault on the core of our civilization. It reduces millennia old cultures and its traditions to a shadow of its former self. It is, simply put “cultural terrorism”. We human as guardians are responsible for its safe keeping for future generations. It is a bond that corrects us with the world of our ancestors.
Mastodon with opal inlay depicts our disconnect with earth. The mastodon was extinct over 10,000 years ago due to over hunting. Antiquities from different regions with a strong cultural heritage are combined hanging from a fragile clothes pin. A universal ownership sense needs to prevail to stop purposeful ideological destruction of mankind heritage. Created with sterling silver wire and cast sterling silver clothes pins.