Dragonfly painting recreated in Sterling Silver
‘Dragonfly’ was first made into a Jason Oliva [Jewelry] piece in 2012. It is a true representation of Jason’s original work on canvas Summer (2010), capturing both the artwork’s isolation and the same unique balance of weight and lightness.
‘It was the middle of one of those cold NYC winters that seemed like it was going to go on forever and I had read somewhere that the dragonfly is an Asian metaphor or symbol for summer – so I thought I would paint one. Its funny how it turned out to be white and blue and even though I was thinking of warmer weather, the painting kept a cold color pallet. I think in the end that was the thing I liked most about it, beyond the image itself’. (Jason Oliva)
Dragonfly is available as a sterling silver pendant and, the same as all Jason Oliva [Jewelry], is imaginatively presented in a gift box that doubles as a frame. The frame allows for the display of a miniature print included in the box. Both print and gift box are hand signed by Jason.
– sterling silver pendant on sterling silver ball chain dipped in rhodium
-1.5” height x 1.62” width
-Hand signed gift box with hand signed miniature dragonfly print
-$375 (including shipping & tax)
How to Purchase:
Works on Paper
Dragonfly is also available as a limited edition work on paper. Please refer to Jason Oliva Works on Paper for more information.
… and last but not least, here is a Dragonfly poem by Tennyson.
Today I saw the dragon-fly
Come from the wells where he did lie.
An inner impulse rent the veil
Of his old husk: from head to tail
Came out clear plates of sapphire mail
He dried his wings: like gauze they grew
Thro’ crofts and pastures wet with dew
A living flash of light he flew.