Necklace

  • Joyce Scott, Necklace, 1994, beads, fabric, and thread, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1994, Joyce J. Scott, Gift of Dale and Doug Anderson, 1996.31

Luce Center Label

This piece is one of Joyce Scott's abstract, spontaneous improvisations on an idea derived from nature. Although it does not offer the frank social comment found in much of her work, Necklace reflects Scott's commitment to her heritage as an African American and to her family’s traditions in craft.

Luce Object Quote
"This is my balance work, I can't constantly speak of serious issues---who needs that every day? Making a fun or a beautiful piece is a different kind of meditation for me." Artist quoted in "Joyce Scott: Migrant Worker for the Arts," Ornament, 1992
Title
Necklace
Artist
Date
1994
On View
Dimensions
11 1/2 x 7 1/4 x 1 in. (29.3 x 18.5 x 2.5 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Dale and Doug Anderson

Mediums
Mediums Description
beads, fabric, and thread
Classifications
Object Number
1996.31
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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