Bracelet

Copied Frances Jenkins Pickens, Bracelet, 1974, sterling silver, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Alexander L. Pickens, 1991.160, © 1974, Frances J. Pickens

Artwork Details

Title
Bracelet
Date
1974
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
13 in. (2.57.6 cm) diam.
Copyright
© 1974, Frances J. Pickens
Credit Line
Gift of Alexander L. Pickens
Mediums
Mediums Description
sterling silver
Classifications
Object Number
1991.160

Artwork Description

This piece demonstrates Frances Pickens’s sculptural approach to jewelry design. She oxidized the bracelet to give the sterling silver the patina of age.

Luce Object Quote

“Themes in my designs often reflect my Hawaiian and Oceanic surroundings. I am committed to the presentation of cultural motifs, especially Hawaiian, transformed and integrated in subtle and sophisticated ways expressed in Twentieth Century materials and forms.” Artist quoted in “Alumni Profiles: Frances Pickens,” 2003