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Rectangular Pin

1994 Rebekah Laskin Born: New York, New York 1955 enamel on copper, brass, and plexiglas 2 5/8 x 2 1/8 x 1/2 in. (6.7 x 5.3 x 1.3 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Aaron Faber Gallery, Carl Pforzheimer III, and Kenneth R. Trapp © 1994, Rebekah Laskin 1998.22 Not currently on view


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Unlike most enamelists, Rebekah Laskin uses matte colors and scratched surfaces. Her art is abstract, and she uses color and texture to convey emotion. Layers of color stretch to the very edges and are not contained by a border, making Rectangular Pin seem like a fragment of a larger work. The dark, vertical channel or "tunnel" in the center divides the brooch in two and highlights the small nugget of gold at its base.

Keywords

decorative arts - jewelry

Crafts - Metal

enamel

metal - brass

metal - copper

plastic - plexiglas

About Rebekah Laskin

Born: New York, New York 1955

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