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Wave

1967 Ken Cory Born: Kirkland, Washington 1943 Died: Ellensburg, Washington 1994 cast copper and resin 1 5/8 x 1 7/8 x 1/2 in. (4.2 x 4.7 x 1.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Beverly Cory 1999.66.1 Not currently on view


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Wave recalls the land and sea of Ken Cory’s native Washington State. To create the work’s unique texture, the artist first carved the piece in balsa wood. After covering this with plaster, he burned out the wood, leaving a mold with the impression of the grain. When Cory cast the piece in copper, it took on the appearance of the original woodcarving.

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Waterscape - sea

decorative arts

Crafts - Metal

metal - copper

plastic - resin