Serpentine and onyx sculpture, 'Parrot Love' (Peru)

Cesar Gonzales captures the instinctive and yet magical allure of parrots engaged in courtship. Standing on a glistening white onyx tree trunk, the birds show off their detailed feathers and exotic plumage, which is mainly carved of serpentine. Accented with red jasper and black onyx, one of the parrots features a sodalite beak. They see through glass eyes and stand on shiny brass feet.