ONE OF A KIND
Octopus measuring 1.5" tall 2.5" wide 5" long
Hand carved from natural colored and extremely rare peacock turquoise from Nevada with gold bezel set amethyst eyes.
After starting out as a silversmith in Arizona immersed in the turquoise trade over 30 years ago, Lee Downey is still passionate about gems, minerals and everything geology today. From his studio in Bali, Lee and a family of highly skilled craftspeople create one of a kind art pieces from natural and reclaimed materials with an unwavering attention to detail, quality and style very much geared to the artist rather than the market.
Paleontology, gems and minerals, geology, metals...all the natural history that gives a rich sense of being linked to every person that ever wondered over some beautiful Object....natural or artifactual. Wonder full stuff. This is what drives the designs you see here. And the hope is that these bits and pieces of art and artifice will survive into the far future, heirlooms and treasures that are built to endure the long haul of time and the rewards of real beauty.