Spirit Box Brooch

  • Arline Fisch, Spirit Box Brooch, 1989, 18k gold, sterling silver, gold leaf, onyx, and mother-of-pearl, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the James Renwick Alliance and the Joanne Rapp Gallery, The Hand and the Spirit, 1990.100.2, © 1971, Arline M. Fisch

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Around 1970, Arline Fisch began to study textiles, imagining how they would look in metal. She experimented with weaving metals in a variety of traditional methods including knitting, crocheting, and lacemaking. Spirit Box Brooch weaves gold into textures and depths that are heightened as light reflects from it at different angles.

Title
Spirit Box Brooch
Artist
Date
1989
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
4 1/2 x 3 3/8 x 1/2 in. (11.5 x 8.7 x 1.3 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the James Renwick Alliance and the Joanne Rapp Gallery, The Hand and the Spirit

Mediums
Mediums Description
18k gold, sterling silver, gold leaf, onyx, and mother-of-pearl
Classifications
Object Number
1990.100.2
Palette
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