Laura Flook

Hand-of-Valediction Cufflinks

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  • Cast in Solid Brass with an Antique Bronze Finish
  • These Tiny Hands are Fully Three Dimensional, Each Spanning 3/4 Inch with a Durable Cufflink Backing 

About Laura Flook and Rocklove Jewelry's "Hand of Valediction" Collaboration. 2012-2017                      

The Hand-of-Valediction i designed was greatly inspired by the large, brass, spring Hand clips I would make use of in the funeral homes I worked in, to secure Mass cards and other epistles for the Family.   Therefore, I personally associate the hands with 'mourning' - which resulted in my formal designation of the hands I created as those of Valediction - expressing the parting or farewell of someONE or SOMethING..        A lost family member, friend, love, human or animal companion..Or a concept itself. a farewell to one way of life (disease, addiction, depression, fear, silence or isolation) and the welcoming of another (tranquility, happiness, marriage (OR independence), sobriety, understanding... a new state of mind and or way of life)..            Old Fashioned and Traditional symbolism house a broad variety of significance in relation to hands ... Many of which draw upon similar themes ..- In the END, however, SYMBolism is a PERSONAL CONNECtion and Only YOU can decide what something means to YOU.  

 

How YOUr PURchase ALso HELps..

At least 5% of All Purchase Proceeds are Annually Donated to The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. 100% of this donation will be used to fund NARSAD ( National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression) Grants that Focus on Research and Development into the Prevention and Treatment of Serious Mental Illnesses and Conditions, such as Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective & Bipolar Disorders, Major Depression and Autism.