Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Carlyle H. Smith
    born: Torrington, Connecticut, United States ; died: Pittsburg, Kansas, United States ; active: United States
  • brooch, probably mid 1950s–mid 1960s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • sterling silver, coral
  • Gift of Ernie and Debby Cummings
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0049

Linear circle framed with smaller solid circle resting at base of frame, leaving top 1/6 open and emphasizing Smith’s interest in negative space as a component of the overall design. This central circle is bisected horizontally and a coral cabochon floats in the bottom half. The top lunette has a solid relief of an abstract semi-circle.