Coma Belt Buckle

  • David LaPlantz, Coma Belt Buckle, 1980, stainless steel, iron, and nickel silver, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1982.12.1

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David LaPlantz describes his working state as being between dreams and reality. He often expresses fears and paranoia in his work, and this belt buckle was named for the movie Coma, in which healthy patients at a hospital mysteriously slip into comas after simple operations. LaPlantz’s wife, Shereen, was a basketmaker, weaver, and book artist, who made belts to go with the belt buckles he crafted.

Title
Coma Belt Buckle
Artist
Date
1980
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
4 in. (10.2 cm) wide
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Mediums Description
stainless steel, iron, and nickel silver
Classifications
Object Number
1982.12.1
Palette
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