The saying to wear an albatross around the neck comes from an epic poem; The rime of the ancient mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. It refers to seafarers superstition that the albatross was supposedly a good omen. In said poem, after a frustrated mariner killed the bird, his fellow sailors forced him to wear the dead bird around his neck as an act of shaming.
With growing awareness of shaming tactics they will gradually lose their powers.
Necklace. Glazed porcelain pendant on silver chain. Chain is 1mm thick 75cm long.
Statement piece of conceptual jewellery. Handmade by artist, each piece comes with a certificate on box, signed and numbered.