This collection is made in honour of the awe inspiring artist and bluestocking Mary Delany (1700-1788). Despite living in a time where only men were meant to be scientists, she managed to navigate the constricting gender norms by adapting acceptably feminine skills like collage and embroidery and use them to study plant life. The artwork used in this collection are her collages. They're not paintings but actually "paper mosaiks"-made out of dozens, sometimes hundreds, pieces of meticulously cut and hand dyed tissue papers. She based all of her mosaiks on plant specimen that she dissected to be able to depict as true to life as possible, and her attention to detail and passion for science left us with works of art that are still used for reference by botanists today.
This necklace features Mary Delanys depiction of a thistle displayed under domed glass. The chain is made in durable stainless steel, is 50 cm long an comes with our signature pill in the back. The pendant measures 40x34 mm