In researching for this body of work, I looked through some Japanese helmet books from the 16th century. I found that they used animal and insect motifs. I assumed that the use of these was to empower the wearer, perhaps borrow the spirits from those creatures. I took a single pair of legs from a centipede that was used in one of the motifs and morphed them into a brooch. The centipede was considered to be ferocious, but the image that I saw was more humorous, and I wanted to incorporate that kind of sensitivity, as well. The second one simply was the result of imaging the struggle to win some love by force. Two fingers are connected by animal intestine, dyed in pink.