1999 Norm Sartorius Born: Salisbury, Maryland 1947 Mexican blue oak burl 2 1/2 x 9 x 4 in. (6.4 x 22.9 x 10.2 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of John and Robyn Horn, Fleur Bresler, and Kenneth R. Trapp © 1999, Norm Sartorius 2000.15 Not currently on view
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"My spoons are sculptures; my sculptures are spoons, not spoons to stir the soup but spoons to stir the soul." Norm Sartorius
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Norm Sartorius originally concentrated on making spoons that were merely functional. He found, however, that people were reluctant to use such beautiful objects, and since 1990 his work has gradually become more sculptural. In Mutation, Sartorius has manipulated the dense texture of the wood into a sensual, twisted shape that only suggests a spoon.
Crafts - Wood
About Norm Sartorius
Born: Salisbury, Maryland 1947