Aluminum Bracelets Two Bracelets
This is a Two Bracelets. It was designed by Lisa Spiros. It is dated 1988 (a), 1990 (b) and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is etched aluminum. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Spiros finds inspiration in the geometry of totemic forms and ancient monoliths. Their purpose for ritual use remains mysterious, yet the artist mirrors her process of construction with these structures. She chooses metal as her medium because of its fluid response to shape, and its association with endurance, as well as the multiple surface possibilities.
This object was
It is credited
The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
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Its dimensions are
H x diam.: 16.5 × 0.3 cm (6 1/2 × 1/8 in.) H x diam.: 19 × 0.3 cm (7 1/2 × 1/8 in.)
It has the following markings
a) Incised on reverse: Lisa Spiros (in script), '88"; b) Incised on reverse: "Lisa Spiros (in script), 1990"
Cite this object as
Aluminum Bracelets Two Bracelets; Designed by Lisa Spiros (American, b. 1959); etched aluminum; H x diam.: 16.5 × 0.3 cm (6 1/2 × 1/8 in.) H x diam.: 19 × 0.3 cm (7 1/2 × 1/8 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-107-a,b
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection.