To Wear the Ring, You Must Choose Another to Wear the Brooch

Artist: Deborah Boskin

Materials: sterling silver, wooden frame display

Dimensions: ring size 6, brooch 1 3/8"

Beneficiary: The Natural Resources Defense Council works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. They combine the power of more than three million members and online activists with the expertise of some 700 scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates across the globe to ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water, and the wild.

Artist Statement: Guns are created with the very purpose to shoot and potentially kill another living being. They do not exist in a vacuum, and victims are not anonymous. The gun swivels on the ring in order to keep tracking the wearer of the brooch. By having to designate their human target in order to wear the ring, it forces the owner to confront this very real and possibly fatal act.