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Box Beads

1996 Linda Threadgill Born: Corpus Christi, Texas 1947 silver as worn: 1 x 12 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. (2.5 x 31.1 x 24.2 cm flat: 1 x 15 x 2 1/2 in. (2.6 x 38.1 x 6.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Martha and Pat Connell and museum purchase through the Renwick Acquisitions Fund 1998.25 Not currently on view

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“I’m intrigued by repetition, to be able to carry that off in a beautiful rhythm. As someone said about wallpaper, ‘I’m the rose in your room that comes back again and again.’” The artist, quoted in “Linda Threadgill,” American Craft, August/September 2000

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Linda Threadgill considers her jewelry “small sculpture,” explaining that the abstract forms symbolize individuals or experiences. Using her signature etching technique, she embellishes each box with symmetrical and geometric decorative patterns that she calls “fictions of ornament.” She finds inspiration in patterned fabric, old-fashioned botanical drawings, and her garden.


decorative arts - jewelry

Crafts - Metal

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About Linda Threadgill

Born: Corpus Christi, Texas 1947