Audacia is a combination of disparate yet interesting found objects. Starting with a vintage Starrett caliper, we have built this large brooch. It is incorporated into a fabricated bronze housing with carved epoxy resin eyes. The beetle's thorax is a WWII era enameled Army Crest: 4th Air Defense Artillery medal, and the body is constructed entirely from white pencils. When you open the calipers, the mechanism is loosened and they become movable from side to side - the further you open the caliper, the more movement it has! Audacious! Double stainless steel pin stem. 5.5" x 3.25" (fully opened) x 1".