Linda Threadgill
Forsaking Ornament

Linda Threadgill (American, b. 1947)
Forsaking Ornament 2002
brass, micarta, resin
14.25 x 17.63 x 14″
Kamm Collection 2002.28.9
Photo: James Threadgill

Linda Threadgill is a silversmith and jeweler. She uses the impeccable craftsmanship of those disciplines to make both functional holloware and sculpture. In this example, Forsaking Ornament is a sculpture about the cultural relationships of form and decoration in the worlds of art, architecture, design and craft. The frame of the vessel is standing on a shadow-like platform that is textured with a decorative pattern.

Read more about the artist’s work here and see more works on her website.