"This ring set was made for the Red Queen from Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll, to reflect her unpredictable temperament and imposing presence.
"There are twenty two 18ct yellow gold rings in the ensemble which is The Red Queen. Red is for power, love, joy, ecstasy, and the very elements of life. All twenty two rings have different sizes and shapes of garnet, soft and voluptuous, sharp and pointy. The stand is crimson anodised aluminium."
Set of 22 rings. 18ct yellow gold with garnets
on a red anodised aluminium stand, 19.5 x 4.8cm, 2001/02.
Illustration John Tenniel, photo George Gammer
Please note: the piece above has been replaced in the Rooms of Dreams exhibition by The Red Queen's Sister, from the same series of work.