Star Ring

  • Joe Wood, Star Ring, 1999, gold, silver, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1999, Joe Wood, Gift of Libby Cooper, 2001.11

Luce Center Label

The radial symmetry of Star Ring reflects Joe Wood’s affinity for hypnotic imagery and geometric forms. Wood intentionally confuses any meanings associated with the design by treating the sterling silver with burned oils to give the metal “an ambiguous age.”

Luce Object Quote

“The idea of using silver’s properties to acknowledge the passage of time was important to me. It provided a way to dissolve sentiment.” Artist quoted in “Joe Wood: The Manifest Idea,” Metalsmith, Winter 1997

Title
Star Ring
Artists
Date
1999
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
1 1/2 x 1 1/8 x 1 1/8 in. (3.7 x 3.0 x 2.8 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Libby Cooper

Mediums
Classifications
Object Number
2001.11
Palette
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