Rectangular Pin

  • Rebekah Laskin, Rectangular Pin, 1994, enamel on copper, brass, and plexiglas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Aaron Faber Gallery, Carl Pforzheimer III, and Kenneth R. Trapp, 1998.22, © 1994, Rebekah Laskin

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Unlike most enamelists, Rebekah Laskin uses matte colors and scratched surfaces. Her art is abstract, and she uses color and texture to convey emotion. Layers of color stretch to the very edges and are not contained by a border, making Rectangular Pin seem like a fragment of a larger work. The dark, vertical channel or "tunnel" in the center divides the brooch in two and highlights the small nugget of gold at its base.

Title
Rectangular Pin
Artist
Date
1994
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
2 5/8 x 2 1/8 x 1/2 in. (6.7 x 5.3 x 1.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Aaron Faber Gallery, Carl Pforzheimer III, and Kenneth R. Trapp

Mediums
Mediums Description
enamel on copper, brass, and plexiglas
Classifications
Object Number
1998.22
Palette
Linked Open Data
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