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Asymmetry Necklace

1992 Julie Anne Mihalisin Born: Gainesville, Florida 1962 glass, silver, copper, and 18k and 14k gold 8 5/8 x 6 x 3/4 in. (21.9 x 15.3 x 1.9 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Don and Carol Wiiken and museum purchase 1994.114 Not currently on view


Luce Center Quote

"Glass is also a jewel, a one-of-a-kind jewel because it is made using a process that can never exactly be duplicated." Artist quoted in "Julie Mihalisin: Luminous Renderings," 1993

Luce Center Label

Julie Anne Mihalisin feels that glass's "natural fluid qualities have been repressed." In Asymmetry Necklace, the artist evokes the status that glass enjoyed as an art form in the ancient world. Rather than use glass as a kind of imitation gemstone, Mihalisin calls our attention to the fluidity of the medium, the quality that makes glass "glass."

Keywords

decorative arts - jewelry

Crafts - Metal

glass

metal - copper

metal - gold

metal - silver

About Julie Anne Mihalisin

Born: Gainesville, Florida 1962

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