Wood of Life Brooch
A part time resident of the Grand Bahama’s Michael found himself in the immediate after math of the 2016 storms that devastated the Islands. Having found so much inspiration over the years from the native forests, he was heartbroken to see the once lush landscape stripped bare. As he joined in on the relief effort for the island he began to notice one tree that seemed to have survived the storm. The Lignum Vitae tree has the densest wood in the world which earned it the name Wood of Life. The National tree of the Bahama’s it remained a constant after the storm with its purple flowers displayed like a beacon of hope.
Materials: Cast in bronze hand finished in a combination of green patina, matte gold and antique copper. Select styles accented with hand cast glass flowers and purple jade.