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Mesa, from the "Landscape Series"

1993 Michael Peterson Born: Witchita Falls, Texas 1952 locust and india ink 5 x 9 7/8 in. diam. (12.7 x 25.1 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Fleur and Charles Bresler in honor of Kenneth R. Trapp, curator-in-charge of the Renwick Gallery (1995--2003) 2003.60.45 Not currently on view

Luce Center Quote

"I'm really moved by rock formations and stone outcroppings, and the forces of the earth that worked together to make that total landscape." Michael Peterson, 2003

Luce Center Label

Michael Peterson's Landscape Series is inspired by the forest and sea life of the Pacific Northwest. He works with dried locust wood and often bleaches and sandblasts the finished form so that the surface appears eroded by sand, wind, and water.


decorative arts

Crafts - Wood

ink - india ink

wood - locust

About Michael Peterson

Born: Witchita Falls, Texas 1952

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