1979 Ivy Ross Born: Yonkers, New York 1955 woven tantalum each: 1 x 1 x 3/8 in. (2.4 x 2.4 x 0.9 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of an anonymous donor 1981.13.2A-B 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." These two pieces illustrate 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