SONDRA SHERMAN    Jewelry
Gertrude and Alice
2000
As a reference of earlier works addressing romantic archetypes, chandelier crystal forms are used as gender symbols. The large pendants portray the author Gertrude Stein and her partner Alice B. Toklas, to honor an archetype often neglected.

Traditional forms of ornamentation repeated in both pendants embrace cliches of femininity to celebrate their relationship.The box extends and skews this strategy in its covering of homemade pink pinstriped material hand embroidered with the names Gertrude and Alice.

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