Monday, 23 February 2015

Farhad Ashrafnia - The Lost Diamond of Lord Mayor Jim Eamer

My work responds to an article in the Birmingham Mail about the missing diamond of Lord Mayor Jim Eamer which was lost in Canon Hill Park. This encouraged me to investigate a theory that a magpie could have picked it up and put it in a bird’s nest. The Spencer Diamond which formed a centrepiece of the mayoral chain was the first diamond cut in Birmingham, making it a valuable piece of history lost in time. 

Visiting Cannon Hill Park in Birmingham to investigate this theory, I located several birds nests as a means of re-visualising the final destination of the diamond. Using this project I wish to draw public attention to what is presented as ‘the Magpie Theory’.

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