By Iris De La Torre
This brooch is called “Antonio el Sol Amarillo” (Antonio the Yellow Sun).
Antonio happily lives in the sky and sometimes likes to wear a yellow or a golden suit. He loves music and The Beatles are his favourite band. He likes to eat “huevos de solecito” or “sunny side up” eggs. He is very chatty; he likes to give advice and he is also a wonderful friend.
When designing this brooch, Iris took inspiration from the wonderful colours and illustrations that can be found in the arts and crafts of San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Jalisco; Mexico where her father was born.
This brooch is big, bright, fun and light, and will make you feel sunny and stylish!
Made of bright yellow acrylic with striking black graphic printed eyes and white cheeks. It comes with a base metal silver plated pin bar as well as gift box and a card with a graphic illustration of Antonio the Yellow Sun.
10 cm x 10 cm approximately.
Iris is inspired by the folkloric spirit of Mexico, it's naive art style and vibrant combinations of colour. She is influenced by 1960s graphic design and her jewellery features pattern, repetition, people, flora and fauna.