Necklace with Bigg's Canyon Jasper

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

Luce Center Label

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.

Luce Object Quote

“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
Artists
Date
1972
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
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)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums
Classifications
Object Number
1975.160
Palette
URL
Linked Open Data
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