There is more to thehumble bird in Aida Bergsen’s philosophical and creative ethos: “A black bird lifting off from the mountain of the mind rapidly dives deep, as if severing the surface of the water. A moment later, it rises back into the sky with earthly treasures –daystars, pearls and corals – in its wet talons. If it were to grasp a little tighter, the ore would turn todust, and if it were to loosen its grip, it wouldn’t be able to hold on to the weight of the centuries. The bird knows both its power and its limits: however, it can never predict the weight of its load. It brings this to itsnest at the top of the mountain and hides it beneath its wings for a century. One morning, the treasures crack open and newoffspring rise up from the nest. There is only a bird’s flight distance between the known and the unknown.” Aida Bergsen’s bird pendants, rings and earrings encapsulate the magic of her creativity, and are priceless treasures in themselves.