Necklace with Bigg’s Canyon Jasper

  • Ronald Hayes Pearson, Necklace with Bigg's Canyon Jasper, 1972, gold and jasper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1975.160

The picture jasper” used in Necklace with Bigg’s Canyon Jasper comes from the Columbia River valley, and takes its name from the colors and striations that suggest landscapes. The simplified gold elements allow the stone to remain the focus of the piece.

I love life—and particularly that portion in which I can work directly with materials, as one would use a pencil, to make visible a segment of one’s inner self.” Artist quoted in Advancing the Tradition: An Exhibition of Ten Artistic Viewpoints, Portland Museum of Art

Title
Necklace with Bigg’s Canyon Jasper
Artist
Date
1972
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
necklace: 6 585 12 in. (16.714.1 cm) stone: 1 141 34 in. (3.34.3 cm) 
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums
Mediums Description
gold and jasper
Classifications
Object Number
1975.160
Palette
Linked Open Data
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