Didi Suydam, Untitled, 1991, sterling silver and 23k gold leaf, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Zack Peabody, 2000.62.15A-C
Didi Suydam sees the body as a “field” for placing jewelry, and explores relationships of form and space through her three-dimensional, wearable sculpture. She attempts to bridge past and present in her jewelry by producing contemporary pieces based on ancient motifs. The simple, monumental form of this piece reflects the artist’s fascination with Egyptian, Roman, and medieval cultures.
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“I see the body’s potential as a landscape for sculpture, as an empty area on which to place three-dimensional objects which directly respond to their point of placement.” Artist quoted in Metalsmith, Spring 1989
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part A (brooch): 1 1/4 x 5 3/4 x 7/8 in. (3.2 x 14.5 x 2.3 cm)
part B (clasp): 1/4 x 3/8 in. (.7 x 1.0 cm) diam.
part C (clasp): 1/4 x 3/8 in. (.7 x 1.0 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Zack Peabody
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- sterling silver and 23k gold leaf
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