Kokoro Series Neckpiece #1

  • Claire Dinsmore, Kokoro Series Neckpiece #1, 1988, brass, silver, aluminum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Zack Peabody, 2000.62.7

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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.

Title
Kokoro Series Neckpiece #1
Artists
Date
1988
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
3 5/8 x 3 1/4 x 1/2 in. (9.3 x 8.4 x 1.4 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Zack Peabody

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Classifications
Object Number
2000.62.7
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