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1978 Bartow G. Daniels Born: Fredericksburg, Virginia 1952 Died: Los Angeles, California 1989 acrylic, metal, mirrors, plastic, and styrofoam beads 13 1/2 x 6 1/4 x 1 in. (34.3 x 15.9 x 2.5 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bartow V. Daniels in memory of their son 1995.31 Not currently on view

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Bartow Daniels said, “One of the reasons I got into plastics was because of the color. I was so sick of looking at silver and gold.” In this piece, the artist used the transparency of the plastic to showcase the color in the Styrofoam beads. The movement of the beads and the reflective properties of the mirrors make the necklace interactive for wearer and observer.


decorative arts - jewelry

Crafts - Mixed Media

glass - mirrored glass



plastic - acrylic

plastic - styrofoam