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Anemone Giallo Brooch, 1996

This is a Brooch. It was created by Barbara Paganin. It is dated 1996 and we acquired it in 1999. Its medium is oxidized silver, gold, glass beads. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Jewelry is created to be worn, forming an active relationship with the body. As a three-dimensional object that adorns the figure, jewelry is usually itself static, and is active only when the body is in motion. Barbara Paganin’s Kinetic series brooch moves independently of the human form; its fronds are encased in beads that sway when set into motion, rubbing against each other, and producing small sounds. This independent motion is inspired by the natural world that Paganin observes around her.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Anne McDonnell Ford and bequest of Richard Greenleaf in memory of his mother Adeline Emma Greenleaf.

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  • silicone, plastic, metal.
  • Gift of Marlene Meyerson.
  • 2010-11-1

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 2 x 4.8 cm (13/16 x 1 7/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Anemone Giallo Brooch, 1996; Barbara Paganin (Italian, b. 1961); Italy; oxidized silver, gold, glass beads; H x diam.: 2 x 4.8 cm (13/16 x 1 7/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Anne McDonnell Ford and bequest of Richard Greenleaf in memory of his mother Adeline Emma Greenleaf; 1999-27-1

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