Spoon from a Forgotten Ceremony
1994 Norm Sartorius Born: Salisbury, Maryland 1947 dogwood 1 1/2 x 18 x 3 in. (3.8 x 45.8 x 7.7 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of John and Robyn Horn © 1994, Norm Sartorius 1994.75 Not currently on view
“Finding a truly remarkable piece of wood is a joyful experience, and it can happen in so many ways.” Norm Sartorius, 1994
Spoon from a Forgotten Ceremony is carved from salvaged dogwood. Norm Sartorius often uses discarded wood for his sculptures because he feels that even the tiniest scrap can be turned into a beautiful, lasting object. Sartorius named this piece Forgotten Ceremony because the double handle suggests an ancient ritual from a past life or lost civilization.
For more information about this work visit the Luce Foundation Center.
Crafts - Wood
wood - dogwood