Brooch from the Tension Series

  • Eva Eisler, Brooch from the Tension Series, 1990, fabricated stainless steel and sterling silver, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Zack Peabody, 2000.62.9A-C

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The Tension series was actually inspired by Eva Eisler’s fascination with bridges. She admires the beauty of their physical construction as well as the metaphor they offer of connecting one thing to another, harking back to Eisler’s education at the Bauhaus. The invisibility of the connecting pieces allows the artist to suggest another kind of “tension” in the viewer, who might wonder how the pieces hold together.

Title
Brooch from the Tension Series
Artist
Date
1990
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
overall: 4 3/8 x 4 3/8 x 7/8 in. (11.0 x 11.0 x 2.3 cm)
part A: 4 3/8 x 4 3/8 x 7/8 in. (11.0 x 11.0 x 2.3 cm)
part B: 1/4 x 3/8 in. (0.7 x 1.0 cm)
part C: 1/4 x 3/8 in. (0.7 x 1.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Zack Peabody

Mediums
Mediums Description
fabricated stainless steel and sterling silver
Classifications
Object Number
2000.62.9A-C
Palette
Linked Open Data
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