Metalsmiths for Change

Chandra Timoteo - @earth_to_chandra

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  • Regular price $200.00

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This auction starts September 2nd at 10am PST and ends September 6th at 10am PST.



Item description:

“As Mrs. Waterford, you have influence. Access. Power.” “Up to a point.” “So move the point.” • This pendant features a hand-stamped crescent accent and fine silver ball set to form an eye, as they are widely symbolic in representing clairvoyance, vigilance, light, moral conscience, truth, and intelligence. While the stamped quote on the back is a quote from The Handmaid’s Tale, it reminds me of Shirley Chisholm, the first black major-party candidate to run for President in 1972. But it wasn’t easy. She struggled to be regarded as a serious candidate and later said, “When I ran for Congress, when I ran for president, I met more discrimination as a woman then for being black. Men are men.” ‘Move the Point’ is such a subtle, but powerful statement. Another way of saying fight for change. Break the glass ceiling. Smash the patriarchy. The eye and quote felt like a powerful combo for an everyday talisman, and a way to acknowledge the fearless black female leaders that came before us and helped pave the way for women’s rights.