Marilyn da Silva


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    Marilyn da Silva
    Tamagosya

    Sterling silver, brass, copper, wood, glass, gesso, color pencil

    7.5" x 8.5" x 4.5"

    Photo: M. Lee Fatheree

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    Marilyn da Silva
    Night Garden Vase

    Copper, gesso, color pencil

    8" x 7" x 5"

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    Marilyn da Silva
    Night Garden Vase

    Copper, gesso, color pencil

    8" x 7" x 5"

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    Marilyn da Silva
    Leaf Bowl III

    Copper, gesso, color pencil

    10" x 7"

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    Marilyn da Silva
    Second Nature: Haven

    Sterling silver, copper, brass, wood, gesso, color pencil

    9.5" x 5.25" x 5.25"

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    Marilyn da Silva
    Second Nature: Haven

    Sterling silver, copper, brass, wood, gesso, color pencil

    9.5" x 5.25" x 5.25"

    Photo: M. Lee Fatheree

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    Marilyn da Silva
    Quiet I

    Copper, bronze, gesso and colored pencil, sand

    12.5" x 8" x 8"

    Private Collection
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    Marilyn da Silva
    Quiet I

    Copper, bronze, gesso and colored pencil, sand

    12.5" x 8" x 8"

    Private Collection
    Photo: M. Lee Fatheree

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    Marilyn da Silva
    Quiet II

    Sterling silver, copper, gesso and colored pencil, sand

    12" x 11" x 7.5"

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    Marilyn da Silva
    Quiet II

    Sterling silver, copper, gesso and colored pencil, sand

    12" x 11" x 7.5"

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    Marilyn da Silva
    Quiet III

    Sterling silver, copper, gesso and colored pencil, sand

    11" x 9.5" x 7"

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    Marilyn da Silva
    Quiet III

    Sterling silver, copper, gesso and colored pencil, sand

    11" x 9.5" x 7"

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    Marilyn da Silva
    Delicate Balance I

    Stering silver, copper, gesso and colored pencil, sand

    11" x 8.5" x 4.5"

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    Marilyn da Silva
    Delicate Balance I

    Stering silver, copper, gesso and colored pencil, sand

    11" x 8.5" x 4.5"

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    Marilyn da Silva
    Delicate Balance II

    Copper, bronze, gesso and colored pencil, sand

    11" x 8" x 8"

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    Marilyn da Silva
    Delicate Balance II

    Copper, bronze, gesso and colored pencil, sand

    11" x 8" x 8"

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    Marilyn da Silva
    Nesting Swallow Brooch

    2015. Sterling silver, 14K and 18K yellow gold, copper, gesso, colored pencil

    4" x 5" x .5"

    Included in "Journey Through Time" 2015.
    "This piece was inspired by one of my favorite pieces of jewelry by René Lalique. This piece was a comb called "Two Swallows with a Stalk of Oats" (c. 1906-1908), gold, carved horn, diamonds (6.5 x 8.5").
    Photo: M. Lee Fatherree

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    Marilyn da Silva
    Silent Journey

    2014. Copper, brass, wood, gesso, colored pencil

    6.75" h x 15" l x 12" w

    Photo: M. Lee Fatheree

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    Marilyn da Silva
    Silent Journey

    2014. Copper, brass, wood, gesso, colored pencil

    6.75" h x 15" l x 12" w

    Photo: M. Lee Fatheree

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    Marilyn da Silva
    Time Lost in Wonderland

    2014. Sterling silver, copper, brass, wood, gesso, colored pencil, found object

    7" h x 14.5" l x 12" w

    Photo: M. Lee Fatheree

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    Marilyn da Silva
    Moth Ring

    2012. Copper, brass, wood, gesso, color pencil, found 2014. Sterling silver, 24K gold foil, acrylic

    1.25" x 1.5" x 1.5"

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    Marilyn da Silva
    Changing Tides

    2012. Copper, brass, wood, gesso, color pencil, found object

    7" x 12" x 9"

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    Marilyn da Silva
    Peacock Tales

    2010. Sterling silver, copper, brass, wood, found objects, gesso, color pencil

    6" x 10.5" x 7.5"

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    Marilyn da Silva
    Reflection

    2010. Sterling silver, copper, wood, gesso, color pencil

    5.5" x 9" x 7"

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    Marilyn da Silva
    The Trouble with Magic

    2010. Sterling silver, copper, bronze, brass, wood, gesso, color pencil

    6" x 13" x 9"

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    Marilyn da Silva
    Beauty Secrets

    2010. Sterling silver, copper, bronze, brass, wood, gesso, color pencil

    6" x 13" x 9"

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Marilyn da Silva
Tamagosya

Sterling silver, brass, copper, wood, glass, gesso, color pencil


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Marilyn da Silva
Night Garden Vase

Copper, gesso, color pencil


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Marilyn da Silva
Night Garden Vase

Copper, gesso, color pencil


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Marilyn da Silva
Leaf Bowl III

Copper, gesso, color pencil


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Marilyn da Silva
Second Nature: Haven

Sterling silver, copper, brass, wood, gesso, color pencil


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Marilyn da Silva
Second Nature: Haven

Sterling silver, copper, brass, wood, gesso, color pencil


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Marilyn da Silva
Quiet I

Copper, bronze, gesso and colored pencil, sand


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Marilyn da Silva
Quiet I

Copper, bronze, gesso and colored pencil, sand


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Marilyn da Silva
Quiet II

Sterling silver, copper, gesso and colored pencil, sand


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Marilyn da Silva
Quiet II

Sterling silver, copper, gesso and colored pencil, sand


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Marilyn da Silva
Quiet III

Sterling silver, copper, gesso and colored pencil, sand


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Marilyn da Silva
Quiet III

Sterling silver, copper, gesso and colored pencil, sand


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Marilyn da Silva
Delicate Balance I

Stering silver, copper, gesso and colored pencil, sand


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Marilyn da Silva
Delicate Balance I

Stering silver, copper, gesso and colored pencil, sand


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Marilyn da Silva
Delicate Balance II

Copper, bronze, gesso and colored pencil, sand


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Marilyn da Silva
Delicate Balance II

Copper, bronze, gesso and colored pencil, sand


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Marilyn da Silva
Nesting Swallow Brooch

2015. Sterling silver, 14K and 18K yellow gold, copper, gesso, colored pencil


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Marilyn da Silva
Silent Journey

2014.
Copper, brass, wood, gesso, colored pencil


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Marilyn da Silva
Silent Journey

2014.
Copper, brass, wood, gesso, colored pencil


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Marilyn da Silva
Time Lost in Wonderland

2014.
Sterling silver, copper, brass, wood, gesso, colored pencil, found object


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Marilyn da Silva
Moth Ring

2012. Copper, brass, wood, gesso, color pencil, found 2014. Sterling silver, 24K gold foil, acrylic


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Marilyn da Silva
Changing Tides

2012. Copper, brass, wood, gesso, color pencil, found object


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Marilyn da Silva
Peacock Tales

2010. Sterling silver, copper, brass, wood, found objects, gesso, color pencil


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Marilyn da Silva
Reflection

2010. Sterling silver, copper, wood, gesso, color pencil


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Marilyn da Silva
The Trouble with Magic

2010. Sterling silver, copper, bronze, brass, wood, gesso, color pencil


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Marilyn da Silva
Beauty Secrets

2010. Sterling silver, copper, bronze, brass, wood, gesso, color pencil


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  • daSilvaM_Reflection_2010
  • daSilvaM_TheTroubleWithMagic_2010
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Marilyn da Silva
Tamagosya

Sterling silver, brass, copper, wood, glass, gesso, color pencil


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Marilyn da Silva
Night Garden Vase

Copper, gesso, color pencil


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Marilyn da Silva
Night Garden Vase

Copper, gesso, color pencil


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Marilyn da Silva
Leaf Bowl III

Copper, gesso, color pencil


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Marilyn da Silva
Second Nature: Haven

Sterling silver, copper, brass, wood, gesso, color pencil


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Marilyn da Silva
Second Nature: Haven

Sterling silver, copper, brass, wood, gesso, color pencil


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Marilyn da Silva
Quiet I

Copper, bronze, gesso and colored pencil, sand


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Marilyn da Silva
Quiet I

Copper, bronze, gesso and colored pencil, sand


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Marilyn da Silva
Quiet II

Sterling silver, copper, gesso and colored pencil, sand


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Marilyn da Silva
Quiet II

Sterling silver, copper, gesso and colored pencil, sand


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Marilyn da Silva
Quiet III

Sterling silver, copper, gesso and colored pencil, sand


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Marilyn da Silva
Quiet III

Sterling silver, copper, gesso and colored pencil, sand


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Marilyn da Silva
Delicate Balance I

Stering silver, copper, gesso and colored pencil, sand


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Marilyn da Silva
Delicate Balance I

Stering silver, copper, gesso and colored pencil, sand


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Marilyn da Silva
Delicate Balance II

Copper, bronze, gesso and colored pencil, sand


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Marilyn da Silva
Delicate Balance II

Copper, bronze, gesso and colored pencil, sand


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Marilyn da Silva
Nesting Swallow Brooch

2015. Sterling silver, 14K and 18K yellow gold, copper, gesso, colored pencil


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Marilyn da Silva
Silent Journey

2014.
Copper, brass, wood, gesso, colored pencil


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Marilyn da Silva
Silent Journey

2014.
Copper, brass, wood, gesso, colored pencil


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Marilyn da Silva
Time Lost in Wonderland

2014.
Sterling silver, copper, brass, wood, gesso, colored pencil, found object


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Marilyn da Silva
Moth Ring

2012. Copper, brass, wood, gesso, color pencil, found 2014. Sterling silver, 24K gold foil, acrylic


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Marilyn da Silva
Changing Tides

2012. Copper, brass, wood, gesso, color pencil, found object


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Marilyn da Silva
Peacock Tales

2010. Sterling silver, copper, brass, wood, found objects, gesso, color pencil


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Marilyn da Silva
Reflection

2010. Sterling silver, copper, wood, gesso, color pencil


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Marilyn da Silva
The Trouble with Magic

2010. Sterling silver, copper, bronze, brass, wood, gesso, color pencil


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Marilyn da Silva
Beauty Secrets

2010. Sterling silver, copper, bronze, brass, wood, gesso, color pencil


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Marilyn da Silva creates narratives through imagery and representational elements such as birds and their surroundings. Using copper, silver, gesso and pigments, da Silva fabricates her stories using the shape of books as a stage. The work is remarkable for its extraordinary craftsmanship. Her trademark surface treatment of gesso and colored pencil creates a rich palette for her sculpture and wearable pieces. Her work has been displayed nationally and internationally, including at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the National Gallery of Australia and has been featured in numerous books, magazines and catalogues.  She was invited to be “Master Metalsmith 1999” by the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, Tennessee and recently received the honor of being selected as a Fellow of the American Craft Council.

Marilyn da Silva is Professor and Program Chair of the Jewelry/Metal Arts Department at California College of the Arts in Oakland where she has been since 1987.  Before moving to California, she taught from 1978-87 at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.  She earned her MFA in Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana and her BS in Art Education at Bowling Green State University.

Selected Collections

  • Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
  • Decorative Arts Museum, Little Rock, AR
  • Modern Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
  • Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, Korea
  • National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
  • National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN
  • Numerous private collections throughout the United States
  • Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
  • Wustum Museum, WI
  • Numerous private collections throughout the United States and internationally

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