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Ziggurat

1992 Christian Burchard Born: Hamburg, Germany 1955 madrone burl 15 x 10 x 10 in. (38.1 x 25.4 x 25.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Anita and Ronald Wornick 1998.74 Not currently on view


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"My aim is to evoke memories and create open space for the imagination." Christian Burchard, American Craft, 1991

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Christian Burchard is interested in nature's ability to obliterate traces of past civilizations and to reclaim its territory. The terraces and imposing tower in Burchard's abstract form recall ancient ziggurats, while the fragmented, bleached surface resembles weathered stone, suggesting a relic of lost cultures.

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decorative arts

Crafts - Wood

About Christian Burchard

Born: Hamburg, Germany 1955

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