Mary Ann Scherr, an American metalsmith, described her practice as "the link between the artist’s need to mold a material and the humanist’s need to be a part of the people around him—in that order, I might add. Furthermore, I myself find no other art experience as instantly responsive or instinctively right as working with metals." Her work is featured in the permanent collections of museums such as the Vatican Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian Museum. It incorporates everything from the delicate patterns of intricate lace to the hard-geometric lines we see displayed in this silver bangle bracelet.