The Dream of the Dragonfly
16”h X 9”w
Italian smalti (including transparent, green gold and white gold)
This is the completed commission. The client requested a dragonfly, and something fun. I began looking up some reference works of dragonflies, and noticed that most of the ones the I would classify as “fun” were sort of dreamy – at least the background treatment seemed otherworldly. I then began to wonder what dragonflies dream about. My husband thought they probably dream about showing up at the pond in their underwear. Even if that’s true, I couldn’t even begin to imagine what dragonfly underwear would look like.
I prefer to think that they dream about flying very high, near the mountain tops, with the silver of a lake at dusk below.