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Wei, 2015

Collection: ‘The Richness of the Nature we Destroy’

The symbolic behind this art project is that the skull symbolizes the core of nature’s richness. The importance
that is in its essential derived from the bone. To embrace this the collection includes the skulls of five
prominent animals. To enhance the strength of the animal kingdom the pieces were covered in 24 Carat
Gold Leaf. The skulls represent the death and the end of nature’s power, if mankind continues with
neglecting nature. By combining death and the end of this power, nature’s richness will be revitalized.
Rosewood hopes his series will create the realization that nature cannot be underestimated and is more
powerful than one can imagine and should be cherished and taking care of accordingly.

“Wei” (Brilliant) – Giant Panda
Giant pandas are distributed in mountain ranges of central China. The most specialized herbivore of all
carnivores, the panda eats bamboo almost exclusively, taking over 12 hours a day to eat what they require
to obtain sufficient nourishment. Their broad, flat molars and strong jaws are adapted for crushing the
bamboo stalks. Pandas evolved a modified carpal bone, the well known “panda’s thumb,” to help them
better grasp the bamboo stalks while eating. The larger male may weigh around 250 pounds and reach
lengths of 5 feet. Graciously loaned to us by the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, a portion of
each sale goes to the museum to further their research.

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