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1994 John Jordan Born: Nashville, Tennessee 1950 box elder and patinated pigment 4 3/4 x 5 5/8 in. (12.2 x 14.4 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of George Peter Lamb and Lucy Scardino in memory of Natalie Rust Lamb 1995.100.15 Not currently on view

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"I tend to explore ideas and forms, over and over, to refine and explore subtle changes." John Jordan, Turning Points, 1999

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John Jordan uses wood found in sawmills, dumps, and construction sites and enjoys creating beautiful objects from materials that were destined to be buried or destroyed. In these vases he has dyed the box-elder wood pale yellow, vivid green, and dark gray to create the appearance of different wood types.


decorative arts

Crafts - Wood

wood - box elder