1998 Harold O'Connor Born: Utica, New York 1941 silver, 18k gold, granulation 1 1/8 x 1 5/8 x 1 1/2 in. (2.9 x 4.1 x 3.8 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mobilia Gallery 1998.111.2 Not currently on view
Luce Center Quote
“One of the nice things about metal as a medium is that you can work out a new process with very little material. There’s no need for a metalsmith to have any fear at all of failure . . . if the thing doesn’t work, you can always hammer it out and start over.” Artist quoted in Lapidary Journal, November 1996
Luce Center Label
This ring displays Harold O’Connor’s technical mastery of granulation. Believing that a “good artist must be able to improvise,” O’Connor avoids repetitive work by constantly challenging himself with imaginative and innovative designs.
decorative arts - jewelry
Crafts - Metal
metal - gold
metal - silver
About Harold O'Connor
Born: Utica, New York 1941
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