This large ceremonial garland or Lei is a tribute to the “Sonambient” sculptures of the Italian American mid-centuary artist, jeweller and designer, Harry Bertoia, and is presented wall mounted museum style. Lei (/leɪ/) is a garland or wreath, it is also more loosely defined as any series of objects strung together with the intent to be worn. The most popular concept of a lei in Hawaiian and Polynesian culture is a wreath of flowers presented upon arriving or leaving as a symbol of affection, although They can be made for a variety of reasons and symbolism, including remembrance and mourning. Lei can be made from a wide variety for natural materials, including fern fronds, fruit and shells, with styles and construction methods varying across different communities.
200 cm high x 50 cm wide (400 cm total length)
Formed of hundreds of hand formed domes in patinated gilding metal, suspended on steel cable over bronze studs. This Lei can be reduced or extended.