Reimagined Components: Antique Repvbblica Italiana 100 Lire Coin with brass bull skull strung on a 25" tan leather cord.
1888's Take: "Mystery is the beauty of life. I strongly believe that we come to this world to forget and learn again. Then why we must go through this process, I'm still trying to figure out. Got any ideas? Whatever the case, I'm eternally grateful for it. How boring life would be if all was already known. " - Nathan
~Repvbblica Italiana 100 Lire Coin~
Engraved by Laura Cretara who put amazing detail and pride into her symbolism for this coin. The Double Helix strands of the woman’s hair have been woven this way to represent DNA and the origins of Italy. There is also two 5 pointed stars, a dolphin and seagull to represent freedom of the skies and the seas, and an olive branch and wheat symbol to represent freedom and peace.
~Bull, Long Horn~
I remember my first job working on a beef farm…the powerful bulls snorting in the cold morning air…their long horns like great dawn sabers…ready…stoic…solid…yet with the great beating of a warm and kind mammal heart resonating its low rhythms to the pasture below, the sky above and its herd to the sides. Let us never forget the respect that such animals deserve for their gifts and sacrifices to humankind.
Because of its virility, power, & regal presence, the bull has been a symbol of divine power, agriculture, sport & respect in many cultures.
After each artifact or specimen has been discovered it is sent through a careful restoration process before being used in a design. If a particularly unique patina is found to add design value to an artifact, it's preserved & sealed to ensure its longevity & protection.