Jewelry artist Evert Nijland has gained a great deal of international attention for his skillfully constructed designs that play with light and color. His work combines a range of materials from glass, porcelain and gold to hand-woven linen, silk and rich woods like mahogany. Imagine Reflessa is part of Nijlands Venezia Series. The idea for this series developed during a 2004 trip to Venice, Italy. The citys traditions in the fields of architecture, visual arts and design made an impression. Imagine Reflessas rounded forms were inspired by antique Venetian glass beads and the surface is as reflective as Venices watery canals.
glass, silver nitrate, silver, thread
Measurements: height: 9 inches width: 9.5 inches diameter: 3 inchesMuseum Purchase: Funds provided by Founders' Circle (Susan C. Beech and Patty Gorelick) and exchange funds from the gifts of Dr. and Mrs. Francis Robicsek, Andrew A Lanyi, Philip M. and Michele M. Abrams and Anonymous Donor. 2007.47
Currently on view at Mint Museum UPTOWN