Hot Bed Brooch And Case
This is a Brooch and Case. It was designed by Kiff Slemmons and made by Bruce Metcalf. We acquired it in 2016. Its medium is silver, carved wood fragment, coral (brooch); handmade paper (box). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
This brooch is part of a series in which Slemmons “repaired” or finished the incomplete work of other jewelers whose work she admired. Here, Slemmons placed Bruce Metcalf’s carved emaciated and faceless figure on a silver nest with coral flames to evoke “a hotbed of ideas.”
This object was donated by Susan Lewin.
Cite this object as
Hot Bed Brooch And Case; Designed by Kiff Slemmons (American, b. 1944); silver, carved wood fragment, coral (brooch); handmade paper (box); 2016-34-72-a,b
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection.