Packaging design for Peruvian Chocolatier, Death by Xoko.
Name - Jinlong (Golden Dragon)
Collection - Olisbos 2018
Exhibition - AC Gallery Los Angeles August 3 - August 31, 2019 Miami November 2 - December 8, 2019
Materials - Electroformed 24 karat pure gold, 18 karat white gold lotus setting, 9 carats flawless white diamonds, 3.8 carat flawless diamond solitaire.
Details - (Limited Edition 5 Only) An opulent gold and diamond dildo featuring a traditional Chinese dragon totem symbolizing power, strength and good luck, combined with an 18 karat white gold diamond set lotus flower reflecting purity of the mind and heart. The diamond lotus sits atop the traditional Chinese dragon totem, like a sparkling tower of prosperity laden with pave’ diamonds and set with a 3.8 carat flawless diamond solitaire at its peak.
Artists Inspiration - Influence was drawn from my first visit to Shanghai encountering a city on the move like no other, expanding at lightning pace but reflecting back to a time when Shanghai was seen as the Paris of the East or better known as the whore of the Orient. There seemed to be a movement underway to ensure the city not forget its exciting past and efforts to recapture some of this vibrant history were at play. From my observation China is experiencing a genuine sexual revolution where an oppressive past has given way to a new modern world of fashion, fun and luxurious opulence. I wanted to create a unique art piece that would reflect what I was seeing and feeling, it had to have deep Chinese tradition and power balanced out with this new outrageous opulence. From my perspective the new Shanghai is still the vibrant Paris of the East, or as she was better known the whore of the Orient.Colin Burn
Photography by Chris Benson and Aaron McPolin all rights reserved.