R/V/O 1.1

  • Tracey Clement, R/V/O 1.1, 1999, steel, silver, gold, monel, hematite, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1999 Tracey Clement, Gift of Zack Peabody, 2000.62.6

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This necklace is one in a series based on ideas of repetition, variation, and obsession (R/V/O); the pendant's teardrop shape appears throughout the series. For Tracey Clement, the interplay between form and material mirrors our perceptions of femininity and masculinity. The industrial quality of the Monel, a steel alloy with a high nickel content, alludes to "masculine" qualities, while the round shape of the pendant, connected to the necklace by a ball-and-socket joint, symbolizes the "feminine."

Title
R/V/O 1.1
Artists
Date
1999
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Not on view.
Dimensions
10 3/8 x 6 1/8 x 1 5/8 in. (26.2 x 15.7 x 4.2 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Zack Peabody

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Object Number
2000.62.6
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