Silver Cloak Fastener with Black Star Tourmaline
1950 Bob Winston Born: Long Beach, California 1915 Died: Pleasant Hill, California 2003 silver and black star tourmaline 1 x 3 5/8 x 2 1/2 in. (2.5 x 9.2 x 6.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Bob and Janedare Winston 2002.61.2 Not currently on view
Luce Center Label
Bob Winston designed this cloak fastener so that the tourmaline would evoke a star glowing in the night sky. The silver dots and curving line suggest a constellation, while the stony texture of the connecting elements resembles the pocked surface of a meteorite.
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