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First Jewels|Joseph Massie

 

I’ve always had soft spot for Snowdrops, they’re unashamedly my favorite Spring blossom. Always blooming first, ahead of Crocus, Narcissi, Primroses and latent Hyacinth, and aside from possessing a personal significance to me,  they’re at once humble and delicate, yet strong and bold. 

 
Photo Property of Joseph Massie

Photo Property of Joseph Massie

Photo Property of Joseph Massie

Photo Property of Joseph Massie

This Spring I spent some time creating a selection of delicate floral jewels, fundamentally to portray an expression of the delicacy and sublimity of Spring.  In early January, I purchased one hundred Snowdrop plants (Galanthus) and nurtured them carefully from shoots through to delicate blossoms, whilst working simultaneously on the delicate structures for the jewelry bases. In this art series, I’ve combined the Snowdrops with a collection of other early Spring finds – dried seed heads, grey grasses, cracked Lunaria seeds and a spent snail shell collide alongside fragmented elements of early Spring gems.
 
Photo Property of Joseph Massie

Photo Property of Joseph Massie

Photo Property of Joseph Massie

Photo Property of Joseph Massie

All the pieces lasted for just twenty four hours ~ a fragile, yet appropriate time frame for this project, and afterwards, the remaining Snowdrop plants were donated to local care homes.  
 
Photo Property of Joseph Massie

Photo Property of Joseph Massie

Photo Property of Joseph Massie

Photo Property of Joseph Massie

Early Spring always feels so precious to me ~ something precious, something to be treasured. I hope that ‘First Jewels’ does this time justice.
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