"Art is an extension of who I am into a future where my physical self cannot go"
The Pandemic Archive - Jeweler Kathleen Dustin
Just like wearing an “eye bead” to ward off the “evil eye”, this is a brooch is worn to ward off sickness. Primitive beliefs rear up in the midst of a contemporary crisis.
Kathleen Dustin is an American studio jeweler using alternative materials including colored polymer which makes up this brooch. She has an MFA and has been making her living from art jewelry and sculpture for almost 40 years.