Exploring the piece in full.
16" X 15". The overall shape was conceived as a slab through which a canyon meanders from either side and converges at the center which holds a disc of the gentleman's ceramic over which is suspended Abbreviated Prop. The brooch can be removed and worn. Caught up in the canyon are elements- literal and less so- that mark the life that was lost. Tiny screws were welded to each independent element, which in turn were bolted to the floor of the canyon. There is also a removable magnifier through which to closely examine detail.