Earrings

  • Ivy Ross, Earrings, 1979, tantalum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of an anonymous donor, 1981.13.2A-B

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Ivy Ross views jewelry as "art with a function." These two pieces illustrate her innovative use of tantalum, a space-age metal. Ross first treated the metal with electricity to reveal a spectrum of colors, then wove strips of metal to resemble fabric.

Luce Object Quote
"Innovation is about exploring possibilities, not realities." Artist quoted in "Ivy Ross Is Not Playing Around," Fast Company, November 2002
Title
Earrings
Artists
Date
1979
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
each: 1 x 1 x 3/8 in. (2.4 x 2.4 x 0.9 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of an anonymous donor

Mediums
Classifications
Object Number
1981.13.2A-B
Palette
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