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What Makes Myra Mimlitsch-Gray’s Ring Art Jewelry?

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CHANGING THE MEANING OF WELL-UNDERSTOOD FORMS. A knuckle duster is a tool for violence—and considered a concealed weapon in many parts of the world. Mimlitsch-Gray re-envisions one as an object of peace, an intricate collage of brass “lucky” charms.

Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, Untitled (Ring II)
Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, Untitled (Ring II), 1993, gold-plated brass, brass charms, 1 x 4 x 2 inches (25 x 102 x 51 mm), Museum of Arts and Design, New York; gift of Donna Schneier-Goldberg, 2000, courtesy Museum of Arts and Design, New York; photo: John Bigelow

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