Pin Brooch, 1992
Self-taught, Kessler starts from an idea and develops her own techniques to make miniature sculptures that tell a story and invite touch. The series of pin cushion brooches may also relate to the lost decades associated with women’s domestic work.
This object was
It is credited
The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 7 × 6.8 × 4.2 cm (2 3/4 × 2 11/16 × 1 5/8 in.)
It has the following markings
On reverse: written in red: "beppe / kessler / 1992"
Cite this object as
Pin Brooch, 1992; wood, textile, foam, acrylic paint, pins; H x W x D: 7 × 6.8 × 4.2 cm (2 3/4 × 2 11/16 × 1 5/8 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-56
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection.