...beguiled by the full moon. A glass shatters. Crystal shards of moonlight scattered. Embellishments on cyborg legs. Scissoring streets. Blemished begs. Flashing lights. Flashing tights. Cavernous nights. Crystals cleansed in the bright sunlight. Fool’s gold in celestial cluster and metallic luster.  Dip yourself in my pyrite...
A blustering brassy hue has earned pyrite its ironic nickname, fool’s gold. Evoking gilded decadenceimage-6240078-10451141, the material has the appearance of raw gold embedded in rock, much like something unearthed if one werepanning in a flushp7121jy1qwuFMIKGGNOFHGNJHHGM. Or a Gold Rushgf102c37w1-LSOQMMTULNMTPNNMS. Confusion between the materials has led to a history of its charmingly disarmingimage-6240078-10451141 trickster moniker.  Derived from the Greek word for ‘fire’, Romans used the stone to create sparksimage-6240078-10451141 against steel. As a gemstone it is a traditional symbol of money and good luckimage-6240078-10451141, energizing and protecting.

I like to 
blur the boundariesimage-6240078-10451141 between pyrite and gold, one mineral as precious as the other, each priviliged in their own way. Gold is harmonizing, and a little pricier per ounce, but the patina of pyrite, used by shamansimage-6240078-10451141 and charlatansimage-6240078-10451141 alike, can quell the precocious magpieimage-6240078-10451141 in anyone.

October 2012