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Pink Stem

1998 Susan Kasson Sloan Born: New York, New York 1944 sterling silver, epoxy resin with pigments, glass 1 1/8 x 4 1/4 x 1 3/4 in. (2.9 x 10.8 x 4.4 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Betty Kasson in memory of Michael Kasson 1998.101 Not currently on view


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Susan Sloan used epoxy resin, a special adhesive, to add pure pigment to Pink Stem. The contrast between the smooth iridescent greens and purples of the branch and the rough pink glass underneath transforms a brooch that was inspired by nature into a surreal, dreamlike environment.

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Object - foliage

decorative arts - jewelry

Crafts - Metal

glass

metal - silver

plastic - epoxy

About Susan Kasson Sloan

Born: New York, New York 1944