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✨AUCTION✨ This 24-hr auction starts March 3rd at 10am PT and ends March 4th at 10am PT.
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ARTIST: @robin.mcgauley.metalsmithing .
ITEM DESCRIPTION: This brooch represents the importance of nature for mental health and the barriers for Black people when it comes to connecting with nature.
Words from @selamdebs : "Reclaiming nature is an essential process in Black liberation. When we understand how through Colonialism, system oppression and a lack of access impacts BIPOC communities, we see how camping, hiking and fishing can be a RADICAL act of self care… My parents grew up on farms in northern Ethiopia, Tigray. They didn’t need tutorials on slaughtering a lamb, making cheese from scratch, creating a fire or how to exist in “nature.” When we moved to Canada, we lived in the concrete jungles …of Scarborough. We use to live close to Warden Woods which was covered in yellow tape due to the rapes that occurred in “nature.” I learned at a young age unconsciously that these spaces were not safe… Historically Black people who were enslaved had to run into harsh forest lands and then were hunted down in “nature.” And when they were recaptured, they were often lynched in “nature.” We must also see the historical and current day impacts of the land on which we are on as settlers. Who’s “nature” are we in? And who gets to benefit from this nature? If you have …not had to think of the above, this is a deep privilege.”
This silver brooch features a ‘Natural Crow Springs Turquoise’. The piece measures 3cm x 4.2cm.