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Emilia Wylie

This metal piece is based on an interpretation of the Mystery Warrior's headdress, designed to dazzle, as well as to show the enemy power. The design is similar in pattern to chain mail due to the way the components are joined together by wire. This is deliberate in order to create the effect of bird feathers, specifically linking to the way particular animals were symbolic and meaningful to the warriors on the battlefield in the Iron Age. The falcon was chosen as a motif because of the sheer presence they display and to the Celts they symbolised power and, to an extent, wealth. The falcon as a symbol may have conveyed a sense of meaning, hope and protection for the Mystery Warrior. I have been purposely ambiguous in my interpretation - the here headdress is not directly obvious as a falcon, but a more abstract design, also quite popular in Celtic art work. It creates an interesting pattern that is 'mysterious', which I think fits the Mystery Warrior quite well because of the sense of unknown and unidentified being. My headress is made out of up-cycled tealights which benefits the environment but were also economical. To create the final outcome I have flattened tealights by bashing them with a hammer and, having removed the leftover wax and wick, folded and hole punched in order to join with aluminium wire to make the headress.

Emilia Wylie

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