Spirit Box Brooch

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

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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
On View
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
sterling silver, woven gold, gold leaf, onyx and mother of pearl
Classifications
Object Number
1990.100.2
Palette
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