My name is Sarah Baird and I love to incorporate playfulness and maybe a bit of comedy into my art. My works crave to contain stories and this piece holds one dear to me. The cast silver is made from a plaster mold I made of an old button that I found in a jar full of different buttons. The attraction I had towards this particular one was that it resembled a mushroom which I love the aesthetic of mushrooms, but sadly I am allergic to them—forbidden love. My love for the mushroom is the pink zirconia. It peeks through desperately wanting to be a part of the piece, but it just stands out from the dull silver. It is ok that the stone stands out because that is what makes the piece whole.