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'Secret of Life', Brooch - 18 carat gold, acid treated sterling silver, briolette cut diamond en tremblant, 5.5 x 4.3 cms. Made especially for the Louvre exhibition 'Secret de Bijoux: Line Vautrin et onze créateurs d'aujourd'hui' at Musée des Arts Décoratifs, the Louvre at Paris, 1999. It symbolizes the route the spermatozoa takes to reach the beginning of a new life. It s imbued with poetry as well as humour - and love of the mysterious origins of life and in admiration of the roads and detours life takes. It is a symbol of rebirth, while commenting on present day genetic manipulations.