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Choice is the change one can create
Change is the difference of life remade.
Difference is the love one can gain
Love is a cycle that returns again.
The dove presents a promise, the hope that there is a better future. Its symbolic presence presents an assurance that there shall be no more fighting amidst the nation; all at war is now at peace. All that was bitter are remade in the freshness of its synonymous interpretations. This dove here is portrayed as the fauna of freedom.
The stalk of wheat is a reminder of humility, for even the tiniest grain in Cambodia is treasured by those who cannot be assured of it. The process of harvesting even a grain is long and painful, yet its benefits as a dietary staple are consumed without a second thought. The wheat here is portrayed as the flora of freedom.
Yet, the unity of both the symbolic pieces serves as a message, the story of how Cambodia has risen from its fall, its long journey back to its former glory and splendour, the direct connection between the two symbolic implications, connected and made possible only by the one who wears it.
May the wearer remember Cambodia’s need for support every time the brass dove and wheat are intertwined and be an ambassador of this message to others through the same two symbols.
This bangle is made of brass and plated in gold-toned rhodium. 7cm diameter.
Jarron is an 18 year-old 2nd year student at Temasek Polytechnic's School of Design (Product and Industrial Design). He has always enjoyed Cambodia since his first community project there when he was 15. A firm believer that the skills of a designer wields the ability to be of benefit to mankind, he is greatly intrigued by the relationships that surround our existence. His design ethic is to ensure that his work allows for meaningful, realistic and appropriate connections to be made between people.
Find out more about his work at: http://www.go4imd.com/mmfund12/T02/Jarron/about.html
Vanna is 27 years old and is an artisan from our partner NGO: Fileo, in Cambodia. She has been working at Fileo since 2009. When she was a young girl, she had fallen into a vat of tar below her home in the village, and suffered severe burns. Although her hands were injured as a result, she is amazingly deft at carving intricate designs - such as the dove and wheat in this collection. She enjoys listening to music while she works, and enjoys carving and working with silk.