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1979 Ivy Ross Born: Yonkers, New York 1955 woven tantalum 2 x 2 1/2 x 2 in. (5.1 x 6.4 x 5.0 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of an anonymous donor 1981.13.1 Not currently on view

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"Innovation is about exploring possibilities, not realities." Artist quoted in "Ivy Ross Is Not Playing Around," Fast Company, November 2002

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Ivy Ross views jewelry as "art with a function." Bracelet illustrates her innovative use of tantalum, a space-age metal. Ross first treated the metal with electricity to reveal a spectrum of colors, then wove strips of metal to resemble fabric.


decorative arts - jewelry

Crafts - Metal

metal - tantalum

About Ivy Ross

Born: Yonkers, New York 1955

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