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“A Different Place”
Copper, reclaimed gemstones
4" x 4" x 3" - no frame
Artist Statement: “There is always a glimmer in those who have been through the dark” – Atticus
Kirsten is filled with light, an aura that transmits love and spirit. From the moment I met her, this was not only apparent, but it moved me. The more conversations we had, the more I was moved by the light she possesses and emanates.
She spoke of her journey that communicated self-healing. She endured hardships and difficulties, but this helped her transition to a new place filled with love and comfort. Through our conversations, I learned about the importance of trust, support, and patience; virtues that one needs to feel safe and create change. These words became a mantra that I would state repetitively while creating this piece.
The brooch I have created displays an abstracted form of the human body and spirit. The copper resonates the flesh of skin, the lace pattern imprints and the spherical forms metaphor the “female” complexion, and the stones represent light and love. Each of these forms, when worn, are held away from the body at different lengths to show the support she has received from friends, family, and herself during the healing process.