As long as we have been around, people have used plaiting, braiding, and weaving to protect, clothe, adorn, feed, and tell stories. We use materials of earth, things made in fire, to reveal how and where we intertwine and connect.
Discussion for this piece began in February of this year when I contacted AishaLikesIt.com, hoping to collaborate on a donation for Metalsmiths for Change. Knowing each other only through social media, the choice to collaborate was a leap of faith. What emerged through our rich discussions and periods of discernment was not only a peek into the other’s creative process but this beautiful necklace.
Aisha's mom, Yvette George, wearing "Double Helix".
Bidding opens on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 10am Pacific Time on Instagram.
This Solidarity Auction benefits National Black Food and Justice Alliance .