1974 Frances Jenkins Pickens Born: Dodd's City, Texas 1927 lost wax cast sterling silver 1 x 3 in. (2.5 x 7.6 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Alexander L. Pickens © 1974, Frances J. Pickens 1991.160 Not currently on view
Luce Center Quote
“Themes in my designs often reflect my Hawaiian and Oceanic surroundings. I am committed to the presentation of cultural motifs, especially Hawaiian, transformed and integrated in subtle and sophisticated ways expressed in Twentieth Century materials and forms.” Artist quoted in “Alumni Profiles: Frances Pickens,” 2003
Luce Center Label
This piece demonstrates Frances Pickens’s sculptural approach to jewelry design. She oxidized the bracelet to give the sterling silver the patina of age.
decorative arts - jewelry
Crafts - Metal
metal - silver