See more objects with the tag circular, aluminum, etched, textural.

Object Timeline

1988

  • Work on this object began.

1990

  • Work on this object ended.

2016

2017

2021

  • You found it!

Aluminum Bracelets Two Bracelets

This is a Two Bracelets. It was designed by Lisa Spiros. It is dated 1988 (a), 1990 (b) and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is etched aluminum. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Spiros finds inspiration in the geometry of totemic forms and ancient monoliths. Their purpose for ritual use remains mysterious, yet the artist mirrors her process of construction with these structures. She chooses metal as her medium because of its fluid response to shape, and its association with endurance, as well as the multiple surface possibilities.

This object was donated by Susan Lewin. It is credited The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

  • Lamp (USA)
  • aluminum, wood.
  • Gift of John P. Axelrod.
  • 1989-67-1-a/c

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

  • Bracelet
  • aluminum (anodized).
  • Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund.
  • 1993-114-5

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 16.5 × 0.3 cm (6 1/2 × 1/8 in.) H x diam.: 19 × 0.3 cm (7 1/2 × 1/8 in.)

It has the following markings

a) Incised on reverse: Lisa Spiros (in script), '88"; b) Incised on reverse: "Lisa Spiros (in script), 1990"

Cite this object as

Aluminum Bracelets Two Bracelets; Designed by Lisa Spiros (American, b. 1959); etched aluminum; H x diam.: 16.5 × 0.3 cm (6 1/2 × 1/8 in.) H x diam.: 19 × 0.3 cm (7 1/2 × 1/8 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-107-a,b

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection.

There are restrictions for re-using this image. For more information, visit the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use page.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/874387549/ |title=Aluminum Bracelets Two Bracelets |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=2 December 2021 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>