Linda Threadgill, Box Beads, 1996, silver, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Martha and Pat Connell and museum purchase through the Renwick Acquisitions Fund, 1998.25
Linda Threadgill considers her jewelry “small sculpture,” explaining that the abstract forms symbolize individuals or experiences. Using her signature etching technique, she embellishes each box with symmetrical and geometric decorative patterns that she calls “fictions of ornament.” She finds inspiration in patterned fabric, old-fashioned botanical drawings, and her garden.
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“I’m intrigued by repetition, to be able to carry that off in a beautiful rhythm. As someone said about wallpaper, ‘I’m the rose in your room that comes back again and again.’” The artist, quoted in “Linda Threadgill,” American Craft, August/September 2000
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as worn: 1 x 12 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. (2.5 x 31.1 x 24.2 cm
flat: 1 x 15 x 2 1/2 in. (2.6 x 38.1 x 6.4 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Martha and Pat Connell and museum purchase through the Renwick Acquisitions Fund
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