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My Garden IV; Green is Good by Sharon Boardway / American Art
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My Garden IV; Green is Good

1999 Sharon Boardway Born: St. Joseph, Michigan 1962 Died: Bremerton, Washington 2000 fabricated and cast sterling silver and carved lizard skin jasper 2 in. x 2 5/8 in. x 5/8 in. (5.1 x 6.7 x 1.7 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Lloyd E. Herman, founding director and director emeritus of the Renwick Gallery (1971-1986) 2003.12.1 Not currently on view



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The trees, leaves, and shrubs of her garden inspired Sharon Boardway to create works that evoke, in the words of one critic, “an unspecified narrative . . . a mood or a moment in time.” Toward the end of her career, Boardway began experimenting with color; the title of this brooch reflects her love for her garden and her belief that green is good, in nature and in jewelry.

Keywords

Object - foliage - leaf

Object - written matter

decorative arts - jewelry

Crafts - Metal

metal - silver

stone - jasper

About Sharon Boardway

Born: St. Joseph, Michigan 1962 Died: Bremerton, Washington 2000