1″ x 2″ found objects
Working in prevention, I’m acutely aware of the increased use of alcohol by adults since the pandemic began, and of the potential for increase in misuse of other substances as the pandemic and its aftermath unfold. Increased isolation, increased stress and economic instability can all contribute directly or indirectly to misuse, dependency and overdose deaths. I was shocked that liquor stores were considered “essential services” when most businesses were shuttered. This pendant balances the cheerful colors of the glass beads on the edges with the now-ominous words “corona extra”, and carries the extra layer of foreboding that I feel when I see bottle caps and alcohol ads.