This internationally renowned Northwest jewelry designer has been making jewelry for three decades which explores the cultural dynamics that shape contemporary social and political agendas, emphasizing the female experience in the United States.
Photo credit Tacoma Art Museum
Her jewelry is very forceful, quite unusual and commands an audience. The exhibition will be part of the Tacoma museum's Northwest Perspective being shown this summer. An accompanying exhibit will be Ornament as Art, featuring the avant-garde jewelry from the Helen Williams Druitt Collection, which will be on display from June 6 through September 13,2009.
Looks like it will be an interesting summer for those in the Tacoma, Washington area this summer. Be sure to drop by and view the collection if you are vacationing nearby. For those of you who won't be there, the Tacoma Museum has a few of Nancy Worden's jewelry pieces shown on their site.
The exhibit - Loud Bones: The Jewelry of Nancy Worden is organized by Tacoma Art Museum as part of the museum’s Northwest Perspective Series. The piece shown here is called "The Leash" and is from 2003. It is made from silver, nickel, brass, fur, pearls, glass eye and found objects.