Necklace, Jungle Scenery 1, from the Jungle collection
Individual pieces of heatherwood are linked and banded together with small strips of silver in this delicate balance of organic form and metal accents. Painted pearls are suspended from these small silver cuffs to create an element of movement within the solid forms of the heatherwood. Tolvanen returns to this contrast of control and freedom—she refers to it as a dialogue—in much of her work, managing to create jewelry that is both thought-provoking and wearable.
It is credited
Courtesy of the Rotasa Collection Trust and Ornamentum Gallery.
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Its dimensions are
L x diam.: 6.4 × 20 cm (2 1/2 × 7 7/8 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.