Jeweler Ron Ho made this necklace for his cherished friend, ceramist Patti Warashina. Both are celebrated artists in the Pacific Northwest. Ho typically incorporated found objects in his signature pendant necklaces. He thoughtfully harmonized disparate objects — gathered during his world travels — with his architectural designs in metal. This necklace pays homage to Warashina’s Japanese heritage with a vintage carved Japanese mask, juxtaposed with contemporary carvings by Seattle artist Julia Harrison.
This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World, 2022
Necklace Made for Patti Warashina
- 10 1⁄2 x 7 1⁄2 x 1 1⁄4 in.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Patti Warashina
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- silver, leather, and Plexiglas with two wood carvings by Julia Harrison and a carved wooden Japanese mask
- Dress – accessory – jewelry
- Figure – fragment – face
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