Asymmetry Necklace

  • Julie Anne Mihalisin, Asymmetry Necklace, 1992, glass, silver, copper, and 18k and 14k gold, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Don and Carol Wiiken and museum purchase, 1994.114

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Julie Anne Mihalisin feels that glass's "natural fluid qualities have been repressed." In Asymmetry Necklace, the artist evokes the status that glass enjoyed as an art form in the ancient world. Rather than use glass as a kind of imitation gemstone, Mihalisin calls our attention to the fluidity of the medium, the quality that makes glass "glass."

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"Glass is also a jewel, a one-of-a-kind jewel because it is made using a process that can never exactly be duplicated." Artist quoted in "Julie Mihalisin: Luminous Renderings," 1993
Title
Asymmetry Necklace
Artist
Date
1992
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
8 5/8 x 6 x 3/4 in. (21.9 x 15.3 x 1.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Don and Carol Wiiken and museum purchase

Mediums
Mediums Description
glass, silver, copper, and 18k and 14k gold
Classifications
Object Number
1994.114
Palette
Linked Open Data
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