Museum and Public Art - Permanent Collection
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
Edward Lane McCartney (b. 1964), United States
Necklace of National Mourning II, 2012
Steel, plastic army men and toys, garbage bags, 24k gold plate on copper, plastic cable ties, paint.
Edward Lane McCartney's oversized necklace in the form of a wreath functions as a dramatic and politically charged narrative about war and loss. Consisting of thousands of plastic toy soldiers that have been painted black, the necklace references America's war in Iraq as well as Victorian mourning jewelry made of black jet, a form of coal that can be polished to a rich luster to serve as a gemstone. McCartney's use of the jewelry metaphor makes his message both personal and public.
54" x 54" x 9"
Gift of David Gooding, 2012
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Edward Lane McCartney, American, born 1964
24 k gold plated sterling silver and Victorian glass buttons
3.5" x 3.5" x .5"
Gift of Oliver and Nancy Goldesberry
City of Houston Civic Art Collection, Art at the Airport,
George W. Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston, TX
Edward Lane McCartney, born 1964
"Viral Load < 48 Copies / mL"
Aluminum, Nickle Plated Steel, 24k Gold on Steel, Stainless Steel
5" - 8" Dia. each, varies