Untitled

  • Marcia Bruno, Untitled, 1995, fabricated acrylic and sterling silver, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Zack Peabody, 2000.62.4A-C

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This piece uses one of Marcia Bruno’s favorite materials: guitar strings. The artist enjoys the flexibility, durability, and literal tension the strings contribute to her pieces. The brooch is part of Bruno’s Galvanometer series, which was inspired by her husband’s old physics textbook, describing an instrument that measures the strength and direction of an electrical current. The shape of the brooch is actually similar to an old-fashioned galvanometer, while her materials seem to act out the movement of the current.

Title
Untitled
Artist
Date
1995
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
overall: 2 7/8 x 3 1/2 x 1 in. (7.3 x 8.8 x 2.5 cm)
A (brooch): 2 7/8 x 3 1/2 x 1 in. (7.3 x 8.8 x 2.5 cm)
B (clasp): 1/4 x 3/8 in. (.7 x 1.0 cm) diam.
C (clasp): 1/4 x 3/8 in. (.7 x 1.0 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Zack Peabody

Mediums
Mediums Description
fabricated acrylic and sterling silver
Classifications
Object Number
2000.62.4A-C
Palette
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