A diamond manufactured from the carbon in an armadillo found slain by auto in Palestine, Texas.
Glasswork in collaboration with Jack Gramann & Ben Manofsky.

Native to Mexico, armadillos are relatively recent "undocumented immigrants" to the US, having crossed the Rio Grande only 150 years ago. With no natural predator north of the Rio Grande, they've multiplied to an extent that many Texans consider them vermin. Armadillos are also the State Animal of Texas.

excerpt from Perpetual Care, video documentation of the Roadkill Diamond

installation view