Central Range Collection

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A TINY PIECE OF PAINTED PARADISE.

The Central Range Collection is inspired by the exotic, colourful, flora, fauna, natural wonders, vistas and people that exist in the tropical landscape of Trinidad and Tobago. 

Each side of an earring is half of a larger canvas with subtle variations on each side. The complete painting emerges when worn side by side. Rachel Rochford’s distinctive hand sculpted drawing with wire details on the jewellery, mirror the abstract acrylic brushstrokes on the wood or the leather surface, island inspired, miniature, one of a kind, original art. Every piece in the Central Range Collection is handcrafted in Trinidad and Tobago and is an  exquisite work of art, which is meticulously hand painted by Rachel Rochford.

OCEANIC BLUES rejuvenates your soul with just one long gaze at the horizon, one deep breath of the salty air and one cleansing dip in the Caribbean Sea. The LEATHERBACK TURTLES return to the golden shores as QUEEN ANGELFISH dart among the CORALSCAPE. The view from THE NORTHERN RIDGE of THE VILLAGE during POUI SEASON is quite magical especially when you look SKYWARD and see the trees in peak bloom along the MISTY MOUNTAIN. As you make your FOREST TREK you will encounter FOREST FLOWERS such as CHACONIA, DOUBLE HIBISCUS, BOUGAINVILLEA, AMARYLLIS LILIES, DANCING LADY ORCHIDS and BIRDS OF PARADISE. The GINGER LILIES are curling and swaying in the breeze and a WILD GINGER LILY is spotted next to a WHITE GINGER LILY. Look closely and you will see MR. PEACOCK searching for his mate as the BUTTERFLY’S wings FLUTTER on the flaming FLAMBOYANT flowers. BEFORE THE RAIN the BLUE CRAB runs under the banana leaf as it UNFURLS while a HUMMINGBIRD hovers. DEEP IN THE FOREST a DRAGONFLY flits across the cool clear waters DOWN BY THE RIVER. At THE FOREST CENTER an EGRET lands in THE GOLDEN FIELDS of THE CENTRAL VALLEY. THE VIEW FROM THE RIDGE of the GROVE is breathtaking, as the SCARLET IBIS nests AS THE SUN SETS and you view the MOONRISE, through the leaves, in the golden night sky. 
 
These titles from selected artisan creations by Rachel Rochford, are poetically woven to create the conceptual philosophy behind the Central Range Collection. Illustrating the strong connection between the core inspirational T&T tropical island elements and the creativity at the heart of the art in the handcrafted jewellery and artisan products created by Rachel Rochford.