You will be the messenger

Year: 2023

Medium: Found axe, sterling silver, natural diamonds and rubies

Dimensions: 40cm x 15cm x2cm

Exhibition: London Art Fair with Koop Projects

From 1991 to 2002, Sierra Leone endured a devastating civil war marked by brutal conflicts over diamond territories. Thousands of men and children faced mutilation with axes, preventing them from mining diamonds. This artwork is part of Lebrusan’s body of work titled “The Book of Horrors and Hopes,” serving as a diary chronicling the stories she’s encountered throughout her jewellery career and her artistic responses, aiming to somehow digest its brutality.