The “Duet” author’s composition is a pair of stilettos symbolizing the union of a man and a woman. The stilettos blades are made from Swedish Damasteel. The male stiletto is larger, the hilt is made of ebony. Traditionally, black is a masculine color, the color of masculine strength, military spirit. Its guard resembles wide men’s shoulders you can rely on, which, as a reliable protection, will protect from trouble or bad weather. A strict geometric ornament with masculine symbols decorates the hilt, guard and part of the blade of the male stiletto. The female stiletto is smaller, with a hilt made of light boxwood. The stiletto itself is lighter, more delicate, the upper part of the hilt is gracefully decorated, like an openwork collar of a dress and waving curls of a woman. The guard of the female stiletto is like the wings of an air creature, a muse, which a real woman should be for her chosen one. The wavy asymmetric pattern going as a gold lace on the blade, smoothly passes into the patterned steel. Both stilettos are inlaid with jewelry stones which gives them a refined appearance.
Stilettos are set against a panel of oak – a sacred tree, very revered by many peoples of the world. Symbolically decorated lyres, the oldest musical instruments, serve as stands for stilettos. When love appears between a man and a woman, music and harmony are born from their feelings which shimmers and sounds like lyre strings. In this duet, everyone plays their own musical part. The man cares, protects, supports, the woman inspires, keeps the flame of the hearth, supports the ideas and initiatives of the chosen one.
Many people believe that marriages are made in heaven. Perhaps that is why it is no coincidence that the authors of the composition placed two tiny cupids on thepanel ledges. They have already done their job – fired arrows of love, because the wings of two lyres are opened and filled with love of two halves of one whole.