Pendant/Brooch

  • John Paul Miller, Pendant/Brooch, 1975, enamel, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of an anonymous donor in memory of Dorothy S. Payer and in honor of John Paul Miller, 1992.107.1

Luce Center Label

Pendant/Brooch is one in a series of works in which beetles, moths, snails, and sea creatures are fabricated using gold granulation and cloisonné enamel. The works in this series testify to John Paul Miller's long fascination with nature's forms. See accession number 1995.89 for the chain that accompanies this piece.

Luce Object Quote
"I believe that my jewelry is an attempt to produce visual forms capable of producing something comparable to the strong emotional response I get from music and certain combinations: weather, time, and place in the natural world." Artist's statement, Jewelers, U.S.A., Art Gallery, California State University, Fullerton, 1976
Title
Pendant/Brooch
Artists
Date
1975
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
2 1/2 x 2 x 1 in. (6.4 x 5.2 x 2.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of an anonymous donor in memory of Dorothy S. Payer and in honor of John Paul Miller

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Fantasy – animal – squid
Object Number
1992.107.1
Palette
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