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Pendant/Brooch

1975 John Paul Miller Born: Huntingdon, Pennsylvania 1918 Died: Brecksville, Ohio 2013 18k gold and enamel 2 1/2 x 2 x 1 in. (6.4 x 5.2 x 2.5 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of an anonymous donor in memory of Dorothy S. Payer and in honor of John Paul Miller 1992.107.1 Not currently on view


Luce Center Quote

"I believe that my jewelry is an attempt to produce visual forms capable of producing something comparable to the strong emotional response I get from music and certain combinations: weather, time, and place in the natural world." Artist's statement, Jewelers, U.S.A., Art Gallery, California State University, Fullerton, 1976

Luce Center Label

Pendant/Brooch is one in a series of works in which beetles, moths, snails, and sea creatures are fabricated using gold granulation and cloisonné enamel. The works in this series testify to John Paul Miller's long fascination with nature's forms. See accession number 1995.89 for the chain that accompanies this piece.

Keywords

Fantasy - animal - squid

decorative arts - jewelry

Crafts - Metal

metal - gold

paint - enamel

About John Paul Miller

Born: Huntingdon, Pennsylvania 1918 Died: Brecksville, Ohio 2013

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