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Earrings on Original Shop Display Card

Edison Cummings

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Absolute simplicity with perfect weight and movement, these very modern earrings exemplify both the interpretive Southwestern style of the Navajo artist Edison Cummings and the forward vision fostered by the White Hogan.

These beauties were created while Edison worked for Jon Bonnell during the 1990's.  They are not marked because there was no visible surface to mark that would not be visible at some point.  

Mr. Cummings' work however speaks for itself.  The artist's sense of design and the wearer's taste for finer extraordinary things meld readily with these ear ornaments.

 

Savvy Price $285.00

Gallery Price $350.00

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Absolute simplicity with perfect weight and movement, these very modern earrings exemplify both the interpretive Southwestern style of the Navajo artist Edison Cummings and the forward vision fostered by the White Hogan.

These beauties were created while Edison worked for Jon Bonnell during the 1990's.  They are not marked because there was no visible surface to mark that would not be visible at some point.  

Mr. Cummings' work however speaks for itself.  The artist's sense of design and the wearer's taste for finer extraordinary things meld readily with these ear ornaments.

 

About the Artist (Born 1962) Active making contemporary gold and silver jewelry since 1993, this Navajo jeweler did not use a hallmark prior to 1997.  He worked at the White Hogan from 1991 to 1996, developing new designs in collaboration with Jon Bonnell.

Mr. Cummings studied sculpture and painting at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1984; at Arizona State University in 1986; at the College of Ganado, AZ in 2002 and again at Arizona State University.

Awards for his jewelry date from 1998 forward.  His jewelry was included in the following exhibitions:  "Jewels of the Southwest" held at the Museum of Indian Arts & Cultures in Santa Fe in 2002 and "Changing Hands:  Art Without Reservation 1" at the American Craft Museum in New York City in 2007.

In Dexter Cirillo's book Southwestern Indian Jewelry the artist's photograph appears next two two prize winning items he fashioned and this quote "In 2006, Edison Cummings made history by winning the Best of Jewelry classification at the Heard Museum Indian Market and the Santa Fe Indian Market for non-jewelry items--a sterling silver purse and a sterling silver coffee pot, respectively. 'I wanted to surprise everyone he says. 'I wanted to find a design that would combine a contemporary look with the traditional repousse work of Navajo jewelry.  The design on the purse is a daisy, and it took me over a month to complete.'


Medium 14K yellow gold and sterling silver
Troy ounces .34 troy ounces
Size 2 9/16" length (from top of wire curve) X 7/16" width
Signed No
Date of creation Between 1991-1996
Condition Perfect !
Provenance JMB
Gram weight 10.5 grams for both (including the shop card)