Many of the pieces I design have hidden symbolism scattered throughout the mosaic which have special meaning only to the person for whom the work is for.
King Charles has always been known for his love of nature so I wanted this crown to be not only a tribute to our new King, but also to his mother, out late Queen.
Symbols included in this mosaic:
English Oak - For England and Strength
Shamrock - Ireland
Thistle - Scotland
Daffodils - Wales
Red/White Rose ( Tudor Rose) National emblem of England and a symbol of peace and unity.
Bumble Bees - Prosperity, abundance, fruitfulness and continuation of life.
Ladybirds - Optimism and good fortune.
Blue Butterfly - Regeneration, Abundance.
Forget me Nots - Remembrance. for lost loved ones.
Lily of the Valley - Our late Queen’s favourite flower, included in her coronation bouquet and also in the Prices of Wales wedding bouquet.
Delphiniums - King Charles favourite majestic flower.
Hand cut stained glass mosaic on wood base.
40cm w x 32cm h.I hope you have enjoyed browsing this small selection of the work I have created over the last 20 years. There are many more examples of my own work and of the beautiful pieces my students have made on my Facebook page: Sue Smith Glass.