Rebecca Schena
Jewelry and metal art objects
345 Brooches

345 (originally titled 303)

An amulet must protect its wearer, just as wealth protects the powerful from accountability, and gun advocates claim that a "good guy with a gun" can protect from a "bad guy with a gun".

 

The Trump Campaign received $30.3 million from the NRA in the 2016 election. 

At the time of casting and etching these brooches two months ago there had been 303 shootings in 2017.

At the time of publishing this project on the last day of 2017, there have been 345.

A gun won't save you, but maybe $30.3 million dollars will.

 

Photos By Rob Chron and Rebecca Schena

Model: Nina Gregg

Sterling silver, bronze, gold, steel, leather, plastic

2017

345 Brooches

345 Brooches

30.3 Million | Crosshairs | Golden Boy

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345 Pendants

345 Pendants

Golden Boy | Amulet | Silver Bullet | 50 cents

Amulet

Amulet

Sterling silver locket with dollar bill encased inside

Golden Boy

Golden Boy

Gold-plated sterling silver cast from wax and a penny roll

Silver Bullet

Silver Bullet

Sterling silver bullet cast from wax and a dollar bill

50 Cents

50 Cents

Bullet cast from 50 pennies and placed back in original penny roll, held from a leather suspension