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Allegory

1979 Eugenie Keefer Bell Born: San Diego, California 1951 fabricated and anodized sterling silver and titanium 2 3/4 x 5 1/4 x 1/2 in. (7.0 x 13.2 x 1.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Richard T. Evans Fund © 1979, Eugenie Keefer Bell 2000.2 Not currently on view


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Eugenie Keefer Bell made Allegory while she was a graduate student at San Diego State University. She employed the anodizing process, using electrical current to coat the titanium with an oxide to give this piece its blue-and-white cloud effect. This brooch, which resembles a bird or a spacecraft against the sky, might be an “allegory” of flight.

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Allegory

Architecture - detail - arcade

Architecture - detail - stairs

Landscape - weather - cloud

State of being - phenomenon - surreal

decorative arts

Crafts - Metal

metal - silver

metal - titanium

About Eugenie Keefer Bell

Born: San Diego, California 1951

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