String of Pearls, 2009
Watercolor, cases, chain
27” x 300”; each image 1-½” square
String of Pearls is an installation that pays homage to an 1841 portrait miniature necklace by Thomas Seir Cummings. Titled A Mother’s Pearls, the necklace was a gift to his wife and contained portrait miniatures of each of his nine children. Click here to see a photo of Cummings’ necklace.