When I lived in Italy, I spent a summer in Sardinia and the Dolomites, close to Austria. We hiked through the luscious green mountains and stumbled upon a picturesque lake where dragonflies were gliding all around the water, like scattered dreams. An array of blue, red, and green hues flying around us, creating quick flashes of lively energy. I love seeing these in nature, in the countryside, the mountains and on the Heath. They hover so quickly, it’s tricky to capture these when I’m out photographing. Whenever I see a dragonfly, I feel they bring me good luck and they also remind me to stay in the light. In ancient mythology the dragonfly is a symbol of change, transformation, wisdom, light, self-realisation and adaptability. They teach us to love all parts of life, and to have faith amidst surreal times. They remind us to stay present and bring lightness and joy on our path. I have sculpted the vibrant and colourful blue and green Emperor Dragonfly for this collection. Wearing a dragonfly on your body and on your feet will bring you lighter energy, a stronger connection to nature and adaptability in times of transformation. Through our Naturers initiative, one of our core focuses is on conservation, and restoring forests so wildlife can thrive.
Symbolism: Lightness, good luck, transformation, change, wisdom, adaptability, self-realisation.
Fact: Dragonflies pre-date the dinosaurs, and were one of the first types of insect to appear on Earth around 300 million years ago. Fossils show that some had wingspans of up to 60cm. They have nearly 360-degree vision and control populations of pest insects, such as mosquitoes and biting flies.