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Polkadot Necklace No. 6

1996 Ramona Solberg Born: Watertown, South Dakota 1921 Died: Seattle, Washington 2005 sterling silver, leather, and dominoes 11 3/4 x 7 1/8 x 1 1/4 in. (29.7 x 18.1 x 3.2 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Libby Cooper 1998.1 Not currently on view


Luce Center Quote

“I have a terrible time passing up any sort of game pieces, old compasses or miniature tools—pieces with a past or an intrinsic symbolism.” Artist quoted in Adornment Newsletter, Fall 2001

Luce Center Label

Ramona Solberg is drawn to the color and stark geometry of old game pieces. She finds used dominoes particularly attractive and includes them in many of her works. The artist selects for her jewelry the objects that have been “worn, handled, treasured, and traded by ordinary people from all cultures” and hopes that her pieces will continue to be used in this way.

Keywords

Object - toy - dominos

decorative arts - jewelry

Crafts - Metal

animal parts - leather

metal - silver

readymade - toy

About Ramona Solberg

Born: Watertown, South Dakota 1921 Died: Seattle, Washington 2005

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