David Ferranti, Texture Series - Number I, 1996, sterling silver, glass and straight pins, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1996, David Ferranti, Gift of an anonymous donor, 1997.83.1
David Ferranti used unlikely materials such as graphite, straight pins, and safety glass in place of precious gemstones. He enclosed these industrial “specimens” in glass cases, making brooches that resemble 35mm slides. The cases prevent the viewer from actually touching the materials and so emphasize the visual properties over the “feel” of the pieces. These brooches also remind us of the “curiosity cabinets” that scientists and collectors created centuries ago.
Texture Series - Number I
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- Not on view.
2 x 2 x 3/4 in. (5.1 x 5.1 x 1.8 cm)
© 1996, David Ferranti
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of an anonymous donor
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- sterling silver, glass and straight pins
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