On January 21st I was struck by Amanda Gorman's words and I found myself needing to use those words in the only way I, as a maker, could do. I took her words, arranged them into a yellow paper with the right spacing to be hand-cut and I used meaningful font (Courier font, because it reminds me of a typewriter and that's what I fantasize a poet writes) and subsequently I wove those words. I started without a clear plan, but the urgent need to weave those words.
One of the verses that resounded with me was:a nation that isn't broken
but simply unfinished
We the successors of a country and a time
Where a skinny Black girl
descended from slaves and raised by a single mother
can dream of becoming president
only to find herself reciting for one
So this is my version of that amazing skinny Black girl reciting for a president and showing us how we can heal.
For more details on how this brooch came to be visit this video.
Poem words printed on paper, stainless steel
Diameter: 3/8 in
Length: 6 in
Each piece is coated with acrylic medium, which protects the paper from moisture and everyday use, for more detail visit the jewelry care page.
Due to the nature of the paper used for this piece, you may receive a slightly different version of the one in the pictures, this is one of the beauty of a product made by hand, each one is made exclusively for you and it is unique.
Made to order please allow 7 to 14 days from the ordering date to ship out.