Ronald Hayes Pearson, Necklace with Bigg's Canyon Jasper, 1972, gold, 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.
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“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
Necklace with Bigg's Canyon Jasper
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necklace: 6 5/8 x 5 1/2 in. (16.7 x 14.1 cm)
stone: 1 1/4 x 1 3/4 in. (3.3 x 4.3 cm)
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