From io9: Chinese sculptor Hu Shaoming. Hu explains that the seahorse piece, titled "City of Dreams," is actually about the broken nature of its fairy tale premise, the idea that nature is supporting humanity's urban dreams, and will one day be exhausted. The golden series, his "Umbrella" series, contains by his count 2,000 individual buildings, made of metal from buttons, clothing accessories, utensils, food containers, furniture fixtures, and other odds and ends of daily life.
These intriguing creators are true lovebirds – most of them are monogamous and some species mate for life. Seahorse couples are pretty amazing and fun to watch as greet each other every morning with a unique dance that sometimes involves changing color.
AN UNUSUAL ART NOUVEAU OPAL AND ENAMEL BROOCH, BY RENE LALIQUE Comprising three sculpted opalescent enamelled sea horses, enhanced by effervescing cabochon opal bubbles, mounted in gold, circa 1900 Signed Lalique for René Lalique