Ken Bova, Tuff, 2000, cut, tied, textured, painted, varnished, bolted, and stitched sterling silver, 24k gold, apatite, and mixed media, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Martha and Pat Connell, 2001.23
Ken Bova cut, tied, textured, painted, varnished, bolted, and stitched the sterling silver in this brooch, assembling it without soldering the metal. This is what the artist refers to as his “soft-tech approach” to metalwork. All of the components of his pieces are refashioned in some way. He especially enjoys the creative challenge posed by the pin stem and catch on brooches. In this piece, the extravagant stem is integral to the overall design.
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3 1/2 x 3 in., 1/8 in. (8.9 x 7.6 cm, 0.3 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Martha and Pat Connell
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- cut, tied, textured, painted, varnished, bolted, and stitched sterling silver, 24k gold, apatite, and mixed media
- Figure – head
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