Tangible Hope - Hidden 2
Artist: Anika Smulovitz
Materials: antique dollhouse table, hair, copper, bronze, silver
Dimensions: 2" x 4 1/4" x 3/4"
Beneficiary: Southern Poverty Law Center - Fighting Hate. Teaching Tolerance. Seeking Justice.
The SPLC is a catalyst for racial justice in the South and beyond, working in partnership with communities to dismantle white supremacy, strengthen intersectional movements, and advance the human rights of all people.
Civil rights lawyers Morris Dees and Joseph Levin Jr. founded the SPLC in 197a to ensure that the promise of the civil rights movement became a reality for all. Since then, we've won numerous landmark legal victories on behalf of the exploited, the powerless and the forgotten.
Artist Statement: Hope! We the People... Resist! Honor the Women Who Fought Before Us. Vote!
With fear ever present in our "Age of Terror", I find myself looking for hope. It might be hidden, but it is there. Since the beginning of human civilization, we have created objects during times of fear and uncertainty in an attempt to embody hope. This brooch is my attempt to make the intangible tangible.
When you purchase this brooch, you will be supporting the work of the SPLC to continue to bring hope and justice to our country.