Metalsmiths for Change

Tracey Carswell - @powerfulinpinkbytlc

  • Sale
  • Regular price $325.00

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This auction starts October 1st at 10am PST and ends October 4th at 10am PST.

This auction takes place on Instagram @metalsmithsforchange.


Item description:

The transgender flag was originally designed in 1999 by Monica Helms, a trans woman, and incorporates pink, blue and white stripes; pink and blue are the traditional colors for baby girls and boys, and white is for those who are intersex, in transition, gender neutral or have an undefined gender. In 2017, the city of Philadelphia added black and brown to the flag design to bring attention to racism and be inclusive of Black, Indigenous, and people of color in the LGBTQIA+ community. Racial and economic justice is one of the most critical issues facing trans people of color right now. Within the trans community, Black trans and gender non-conforming people face some of the highest levels of discrimination, homelessness, unemployment, poverty, health care disparities, violence, and murder because of structural racism and transphobic bias. This piece was designed to honor and celebrate Black trans lives. The colors of the trans flag, made of concrete, highlight the range of experiences within gender and racial identity. Sterling silver tubing runs through the concrete, giving it strength and joining all the layers together. Two sparkling 2mm cubic zirconias have been set on the ends. While it’s a lab-grown stone, cubic zirconia is known to get rid of negative energy, give power and bring light to the wearer. Approximately 2” x .5” x .5” on an 18" sterling silver box chain.