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Noon Mark #10

1995 Jonathan Bonner Born: Princeton, New Jersey 1947 hand-formed and fabricated sheet bronze 63 x 11 3/8 x 12 3/8 in. (160.0 x 28.9 x 31.4 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the James Renwick Alliance 1995.60 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 52B


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Jonathan Bonner created a series of sculptures called Noon Marks, which cast shadows to indicate the position of the sun. In this piece, he used sheet bronze and applied a dark patina to the surface. Sundials often show images of the sun and moon and incorporate the hours of the day, but this structure's tall, looming silhouette evokes a futuristic creature. Bonner creates objects that are both art and instruments, challenging our expectations of what garden sculpture ought to be.

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sculpture

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metal - bronze

About Jonathan Bonner

Born: Princeton, New Jersey 1947