Ojo de Agua Necklace, 2005
Ojo de Agua, meaning "eye of water" or "watering hole," is an early example of Slemmons's ongoing work with the Taller Arte Papel paper workshop in Oaxaca, Mexico. Her explorations in jewelry of handmade paper began about fifteen years ago, with an invitation from Francisco Toledo of the workshop to teach designs that the paper artisans could reproduce. That project evolved into "many layers of production and collaboration."
It is credited
The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
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Its dimensions are
H x diam.: 1.2 × 32 cm (1/2 × 12 5/8 in.)
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Cite this object as
Ojo de Agua Necklace, 2005; Designed by Kiff Slemmons (American, b. 1944); handmade paper; H x diam.: 1.2 × 32 cm (1/2 × 12 5/8 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-100
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection.