Here's the flower from when it was first picked to the final resin flower. To complete the cycle, I added the actual dried flowers to the center of XOXO Catherine brooch. When the brooch isn't worn it becomes a reliquary, depicting the transformation of the bleeding heart flower. This process becomes a symbol of the tale and memorialization of St. Catherine of Alexandria. This piece honors the symbolic bleeding heart flower, that once lived in my garden, just as it honors St. Catherine of Alexandria.