Kent Raible, Floating City, 1996, gold, diamond, sapphire, chrome, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the James Renwick Alliance, 1996.37
Kent Raible considers his jewelry pieces to be "tiny sacred temples" with a gem as the focal point. Although the artist rarely makes such complicated pieces, the concept for Floating City developed over two years and is the result of the artist’s desire "to make a more elaborate city full of these sacred places." Here, Raible conceived a futuristic floating metropolis inspired by the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind, by the Emerald City from The Wizard of Oz, and the legend of Atlantis.
Luce Object Quote"For me, the Floating City represents the archetypal dwelling place of human potential, and, more personally, the fulfillment of my own aspirations and spiritual unfolding." Kent Raible
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10 1/4 x 5 3/8 x 1 in. (26.1 x 13.7 x 2.5 cm.)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of the James Renwick Alliance
- Cityscape – imaginary
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