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Knots

1994 Marshall Elliott Jacobs Born: Washington, District of Columbia 1923 Died: Chevy Chase, Maryland 2006 Norfolk Island pine 6 x 13 3/8 in. (15.2 x 34.0 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Shirley and Marshall Jacobs 1998.29.2 Not currently on view


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In Knots and Water Fall, Marshall Jacobs turned thin, smooth vessels to highlight the contrast between the pale, golden wood and the dark grain. The blurred lines of grain in Water Fall suggest the movement of water over a smooth edge. Knots employs large circles of dark wood at almost regular intervals around the base, evoking a crown or goblet encrusted with jewels.

Keywords

decorative arts

Crafts - Wood

wood - pine