Polkadot Necklace No. 6

  • Ramona Solberg, Polkadot Necklace No. 6, 1996, sterling silver, leather, and dominoes, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Libby Cooper, 1998.1

Ramona Solberg is drawn to the color and stark geometry of old game pieces. She finds used dominoes particularly attractive and includes them in many of her works. The artist selects for her jewelry the objects that have been worn, handled, treasured, and traded by ordinary people from all cultures” and hopes that her pieces will continue to be used in this way.

I have a terrible time passing up any sort of game pieces, old compasses or miniature tools—pieces with a past or an intrinsic symbolism.” Artist quoted in Adornment Newsletter, Fall 2001

Title
Polkadot Necklace No. 6
Artist
Date
1996
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
11 347 181 14 in. (29.718.13.2 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Libby Cooper

Mediums
Mediums Description
sterling silver, leather, and dominoes
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – toy – dominos
Object Number
1998.1
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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