Are Sonya Clark's shoes made of pennies and copper sheets comfortable? Probably not. But in a past, they'd be considered so cool. Clark explains why she likes to work with copper:
I relate to the color of the metal because it is the color of my skin. In anthroposophical medicine, copper alleviates poor memory. By using copper, I reconnect with my ancestry and reawaken lost memories of cultural identity. Metaphysically, the redness of the metal is said to reflect lineage. Copper veins are likened to the blood of the earth, the blood of our mothers, and therefore heritage.