We Are Made of Magic
This artwork contributes to protecting up to 150 native fish and endangered freshwater species. It also protects the $500 billion dollar economy and livelihoods of over 1.5 million people who depend on the Mississippi River. Learn more about dragonfin
This signed one of a kind bowl is handmade of invasive dragonfin leather, painted in magically irridescent greens, blues, pinks and purples, and accented with hand applied 24 karat gold leaf.
Dragonfin are related to carp. And both carp and dragons are symbols of ancient wisdom and magic. I tried to imagine what it would look like for this fish to be so full of magic that it shines out through its scales. I also made this a literal gold fish. Because in Feng Shui the goldfish is a symbol of wealth, prosperity, and abundance.
I named it “We are Made of Magic” to remind us of the miracle of our existence. And that we all have it in us to do amazing things.
- 7.5 x 16.125 x 2 in
- Invasive dragonfin, leather, dye, pigment, 24 karat gold leaf
For display only, not food safe.
This piece is currently on display at Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center, a Smithsonian affiliate museum in Solomons, MD. It will be unable to ship until May 8, 2023.