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Wristlet

1986 Ira Sherman Born: Chicago, Illinois 1950 cast and forged 14k yellow gold 3 1/2 x 4 x 2 1/2 in. (8.9 x 10.2 x 6.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Ronald Stange in memory of his mother, Edith O. Stange © Ira Sherman 2002.84 Not currently on view


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“When I make something I'm certainly doing something that's from my heart, and that intrigues me and is compelling to make and beautiful, but I want it to engage the public.” Artist quoted in Digital Newsroom, 2003

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Ira Sherman refers to jewelry as his “prime resource” for larger works. The artist employs gold mesh as a visual focus in Wristlet, whose lyrical design demonstrates his appreciation for the “limitless mechanical, ductile, structural, and aesthetic qualities” of metal.

Keywords

decorative arts - jewelry

Crafts - Metal

About Ira Sherman

Born: Chicago, Illinois 1950