Monday, January 12, 2009

Challenges : The Loving Sperm Brooch


Every week the European Street Team at Etsy organizes a challenge to make something with a special theme.
The theme last week was organized by Heli and was called "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" (by Milan Kundera).

The sperm cell is the ultimate proxy of "Being", that is of "Life". One of the two partners in the lifelong tango of life creating more life. It takes two to tango, and the sperm cell is very much the active partner.
"Lightness" is loftiness, airiness, drifting on the breeze like dandelion fluff in spring. Lightness is lucidity, a flickering candle flame in that same spring breeze, late in the evening when fading light draws out the moths. Lightness is romance, symbolized here by the golden heart with its crimson boundary.
"Unbearable" is the fate of practically every sperm cell in life: most of them loose their rhythm before the final act and drop out of the tango. Turning the argument around, this brooch is not unbearable at all; to the contrary, it is eminently bearable.


12 comments:

ArtMind said...

It's a superfun challenge item and I'm impressed at the way you describe how it took you there! Well done! :)

Kreativlink said...

Perfect! :)

dindi said...

I like the way your creative mind ticks..and I love the brooch!

creationsbyeve said...

very creative!! and so beautifully described!!

Arctida said...

Great entry and I just Looove your interpretation of the challenge :)

Sigmosaics said...

that is extremely creative brooch .. gorgeous!

Malene said...

So cute and fun!

l'actrice said...

I think it's perfect:-)

ingermaaike said...

Very well done!

Swiedebie said...

Your work is a very interesting challenge piece. Love the idea!

glasfaden said...

Hihi.. cute brooch - so fun!

jealousydesign said...

so fun entry!