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Kokoro Series Neckpiece #1

1988 Claire Dinsmore Born: Princetown, New Jersey 1961 constructed and fabricated sterling silver, anodized aluminum, plated base metals, and brass 3 5/8 x 3 1/4 x 1/2 in. (9.3 x 8.4 x 1.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Zack Peabody 2000.62.7 Not currently on view

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Kokoro is Japanese for “heart.” This series was inspired by Claire Dinsmore’s 1982 trip to Japan, where she found herself drawn to the “cleaner aesthetic” of Japanese flower arrangements, utensils, and interiors. The restrained beauty that the artist found in Asia contrasted with a Western “opulence” that had come to dissatisfy her. Kokoro Series Neckpiece #1 is a delicate piece made largely from industrial metals.


decorative arts - jewelry

Crafts - Metal

metal - aluminum

metal - brass

metal - silver

About Claire Dinsmore

Born: Princetown, New Jersey 1961