Guardians at the Gates of Paradise

 I wanted to explore the Arabic myth surrounding peacocks for a couple of reasons. First, I’m enchanted by these exotic birds. Second, I’m half Arabic and I thought it would be fun exercise into my heritage. According to legend, God charged peacocks with the task of watching over the entrance to heaven where the keep their vigil to this day. This piece includes two peacocks, gold flowers and embellishments, blue ribbon, blue glass beads, blue papers and a glass display case.