Menacing Flowers

These flowers are larger than life. They are meant to call attention to themselves when they are being worn as broaches, and to confront comfortable ideas about jewelry when they are being exhibited as objects.

They are not saccharine or sentimental. They are not decorative or precious. They may at first seem enticing and beautiful but they embody a silent menace. The flower images are derived from carnivorous plants and exotic orchids.