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Necklace with Bigg's Canyon Jasper

1972 Ronald Hayes Pearson Born: New York, New York 1924 Died: Deer Isle, Maine 1996 gold and jasper necklace: 6 5/8 x 5 1/2 in. (16.7 x 14.1 cm) stone: 1 1/4 x 1 3/4 in. (3.3 x 4.3 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase 1975.160 Not currently on view


Luce Center Quote

“I love life---and particularly that portion in which I can work directly with materials, as one would use a pencil, to make visible a segment of one’s inner self.” Artist quoted in Advancing the Tradition: An Exhibition of Ten Artistic Viewpoints, Portland Museum of Art

Luce Center Label

The “picture jasper” used in Necklace with Bigg’s Canyon Jasper comes from the Columbia River valley, and takes its name from the colors and striations that suggest landscapes. The simplified gold elements allow the stone to remain the focus of the piece.

Keywords

decorative arts - jewelry

Crafts - Metal

metal - gold

stone - jasper

About Ronald Hayes Pearson

Born: New York, New York 1924 Died: Deer Isle, Maine 1996

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