Deborah Aguado, Construction II (Brooch), ca. 1975, cast, hand-polished, and hand-finished sterling silver, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1975.145
Construction II is an example of architectonic jewelry, which means it has a design or structure that is characteristic of architecture. Deborah Aguado set tiny pieces of silver at different angles to create a three-dimensional geometric pattern that evokes a sense of scale, despite its small size.
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“[This piece] was an investigation of geometric formalism that I . . . was challenging myself to render in metal. It dealt with slipping, sliding, and alternating directions and other progressions.” Artist’s statement, 2004
Construction II (Brooch)
- ca. 1975
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1 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. (4.5 x 4.4 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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- cast, hand-polished, and hand-finished sterling silver
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