Claire Dinsmore, Kokoro Series Neckpiece #1, 1988, brass, silver, aluminum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Zack Peabody, 2000.62.7
Kokoro is Japanese for “heart.” This series was inspired by Claire Dinsmore’s 1982 trip to Japan, where she found herself drawn to the “cleaner aesthetic” of Japanese flower arrangements, utensils, and interiors. The restrained beauty that the artist found in Asia contrasted with a Western “opulence” that had come to dissatisfy her. Kokoro Series Neckpiece #1 is a delicate piece made largely from industrial metals.
Kokoro Series Neckpiece #1
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3 5/8 x 3 1/4 x 1/2 in. (9.3 x 8.4 x 1.4 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Zack Peabody
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