Artist Ann Carrington has created a gorgeous mixed media Galleon sculpture that she made with found pearl chokers, wedding tiaras, brooches, earrings, and tangled necklaces. The sculpture is an interesting comment on the perceived elegance of pearls and the reality of pearl farming in China.
This sculpture is inspired by Wing Wo Wave City an industrial estate in Zhuijang Province, China which manufactures every kind of conceivable pearl adornment in colossal quantities. It is about pearls and the discrepancy between their perceived status of being timeless status symbols of refined taste and wealth (with exotic overtones) and the often very unromantic reality. Wing Wo Wave is a Chinese sailing Junk believing the dream, cruising on a tangled never ending sea of wedding tiaras, chokers and earrings.