Clockwork Love Wings Gold Necklace In Box, 2009
This is a Necklace in box. It was designed by Frank Tjepkema. It is dated 2009 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is chemically etched, gold-plated stainless steel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Tjepkema creates works with attention to form and conceptual meaning. As exemplified by this necklace that is composed of multiple layers of gears and constructed in the shape of a heart with wings. Tjepkema uses these clockworks to convey how "matters of the heart are never simple," and how they are made from moments in life, assembled like the complex layers of a watch.
This object was
It is credited
The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 49 × 9.4 × 1.5 cm (19 5/16 × 3 11/16 × 9/16 in.)
It has the following markings
On reverse, gold square stamped, 'Clockwork Love Wings/Tjep'
Cite this object as
Clockwork Love Wings Gold Necklace In Box, 2009; Designed by Frank Tjepkema (Dutch, b. 1970); chemically etched, gold-plated stainless steel; H x W x D: 49 × 9.4 × 1.5 cm (19 5/16 × 3 11/16 × 9/16 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-111-a/d
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Lewin Collection.