This new work is jewelry about jewelry itself. I have come to the conclusion that jewelry sits at the intersection of (at least) three attributes: body, touch, and ornament. Each attribute is rich and complex. I symbolize each property with a specific image: classical sculpture for the body; the hand for touch; Rococo decorations for ornament. Each brooch is a combination of two or more of these images. As such, they point to an essence of jewelry.