John Paul Miller, Chain, 1993, 18k gold, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1995.89
This chain was woven using the ancient "loop-in-loop" method, in which hundreds of pieces of wire are wrapped, heated, and then knit into alternating opposing loops. The seam of the chain is produced using a unique process of granulation, a technique that John Paul Miller perfected through years of experimentation. See accession number 1992.107.1 for the pendant that accompanies this piece.
Luce Object Quote"My purpose as an artist craftsman is simply to enjoy the experience of working to bring a degree of presence, life and vitality to a form." Artist quoted in Metalsmith, Fall 1984
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length 16 x 1/4 in. (40.7 x .6 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of the artist
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- 18k gold
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