Quietly innovative, Henry sounded no drums or bugles about himself, but continually created interesting pieces. And they won prizes, too.
Sadly, there will be no more, as this long-time friend passed away, but we occasionally find a piece that was hiding in plain sight.
This little ear of corn is precious, not only because the corn itself is made of radiantly blue lapis, but because the workmanship is so exquisite.
The silver husk is gracefully formed, with curling leaves that are incised with incredible realism. They look just like the real plant.
Royal blue “Indian corn” nestles within the silver husk, with each tiny kernel individually carved.
Realistic, but daintier and more graceful than any natural ear of corn, this pin is beautiful – in materials, design , and execution.
Wish we had a whole bushel of these, but it is the only one. (A word to the wise.)