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Brooch PLAT 5C #2 CL

1997 Shiang-shin Yeh Born: Taipei, Taiwan 1969 anodized aluminum part A (brooch): 2 5/8 x 2 3/8 x 1 in. (6.7 x 6.1 x 2.4 cm) part B (clasp): 1/4 x 3/8 in. (.7 x 1.0 cm) diam. part C (clasp): 1/4 x 3/8 in. (.7 x 1.0 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Zack Peabody 2000.62.16A-C Not currently on view

Luce Center Quote

“My jewelry is about order. It is not a story that I want to present but rather a harmonic mood . . . My purpose is to awaken our deepest feelings.” Artist quoted in “Portfolio,” American Craft, April/May 1998

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Brooch PLAT5C#2CL is from the Platonic series, which explored the five Platonic solids—the tetrahedron, octahedron, cube, icosahedron, and dodecahedron. Shiang-shin Yeh recognizes the symmetry and proportion of these in the natural forms of honeycombs, flowers, shells, pinecones, and snow crystals. This piece recalls a blossom that has been reduced to its basic geometric elements.


decorative arts - jewelry

Crafts - Metal

metal - aluminum

About Shiang-shin Yeh

Born: Taipei, Taiwan 1969

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