The story follows Dorian through his life of abundant wealth and eternal beauty- two things most people would die to posses. Even after traveling the world and spending time with exotic woman, he grows restless and begins to resent the source of his good looks: a mysterious painting.
When I imagined Basil Hallward's painting, I thought of the elegant style of Adélaïde Labille-Guiard and her paintings of the upper class in the late 1700's.
I wanted my combs to have a rich, elegant feel like the painting. I was picturing an artifact that might have been sifted out of the ruins of the Titanic. The finished result is something very delicate and small, just one-and-one-half an inch wide.
claralouchabert.tumblr.com, on one of my Pinterest boards.