Metalsmiths for Change

Leanne Ellis - @leanne_ellis

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  • Regular price $200.00

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✨AUCTION✨ This 24-hr auction starts March 3rd at 10am PT and ends March 4th at 10am PT.

HOW TO BID: Comment your bid under the "🔥PLACE BIDS HERE🔥" comment, and TAG who you are outbidding by clicking "reply" to the highest bidder. 100% of auction proceeds will benefit: @caahealth @black_minds_matter_ & @blackmalevoterproject

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ITEM DESCRIPTION: My starting point for this piece was to try and convey some sense of the isolation and overwhelm that many Black people experience when attempting to seek assistance for mental health issues. Studies have shown that Black patients are less likely than their white peers to use necessary mental health resources, such as therapy, counseling, and psychiatric care. In the midst of the continuous and exhausting fight against both blatant and insidious racism and inequality, the expectation of 'resilience' is ever present. This combined with poor access to essential services leaves many people feeling like they have nowhere to turn.

My hope for this piece is that it will be worn as a visual reminder that, due to the way our current systems are operated, people are suffering alone, even when they are a part of a large family or community. I also hope that it will be worn as a talisman, a protective watchful eye against social ignorance, injustice or discrimination. The glowing orange hessonite garnet teardrop is there to help release emotional, mental, and spiritual burdens.

Hand carved bronze brooch/pendant with sterling silver accents and hessonite garnet. A 16 inch sterling silver chain with custom bail will also be included. Brooch measures 4.2 x 6.5 cm.




$5 domestic // $14 international