Metalsmiths for Change

Alex Hume - @northstarsilver

  • Sale
  • Regular price $130.00

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This auction starts August 5th at 10am PST and ends August 9th at 10am PST.

This auction takes place on Instagram @metalsmithsforchange.


Item description:

In the immortal words of Maya Angelou, “we delight in the beauty of the butterfly but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty”. This butterfly talisman was handcrafted from two sturdy layers of reclaimed sterling silver and hangs from a rolo chain, close to the wearer’s heart in order to serve as a reminder of our collective and individual transformation. The necklace is approximately 18 inches from end to end. As we awaken to the racial and social injustices that have characterized North American society since colonialism first brought European and African people to this land, what is it that we can release in order to serve our individual and collective metamorphosis into a just society? What aspects of ourselves are no longer serving us as we evolve into a society characterized by freedom and true beauty; the beauty that comes when we all know justice and find peace.