For those who would like to defeat their fears

Michelle Genders

For those who would like to defeat their fears


UV reactive paint, paper, glue, plastic, steel, magnets

Brooches – 6.5 x 6.5 x 7 centimetres approximately


Exhibited in:

Moving Towards Light


Artist statement:

This pin continues the long history of jewellery being worn because it is believed to imbue the wear with a particular power. A yantra that represents the divine energy of a goddess who is worshiped by those who wish to defeat their fears has been inscribed on this pin using reverent attention. This piece is completed when worn over the heart. Although it offers no physical protection, the wearer can draw upon it for spiritual/psychological power while navigating the fearsome business of living.