a mini conundrum

I love this piece created by Elaine Elwick Barr. She calls it 'Gulf Gold-A Miniature Conundrum'. And it's available in her Etsy Shop.

The inspiration for the piece In her words:
One day I was watching a program called After Humans. It showed what would happen to the earth and all of our manmadeness, if there were no longer any humans to look after it. Gradually everything breaks down and is taken back by nature. That's where the Conundrums come from. Gulf Gold is a little bittle statement of the vast riches that come from our dependance on oil, and how the 'man' is cleaning up. This metal barrel stands just over 1 1/2 inches tall and features sterling silver glass glitter, that will continue to tarnish over time.

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