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Translucence Series Brooch

2001 Donald Friedlich Born: Montclair, New Jersey 1954 glass and 14k and 18k gold 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 3/8 in. (6.0 x 5.9 x 1.1 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the James Renwick Alliance, Lichtenberg Family Foundation, and Smithsonian Women's Committee © 2001, Donald Friedlich 2002.9 Not currently on view

Luce Center Quote

“Jewelry is one of the few art mediums where the object is in motion. These brooches change as the wearer moves . . .” Donald Friedlich, 1998

Luce Center Label

In his Translucence Series, Donald Friedlich carved ordinary clear glass as if it were a gem. Because the glass is transparent, the color and texture of the wearer’s clothing become a part of the piece. The brooch also reflects and bends rays of light, causing its appearance to change with the slightest movement.


decorative arts - jewelry

Crafts - Metal

About Donald Friedlich

Born: Montclair, New Jersey 1954

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