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George L. K. Morris
Ascending Space
1946
gilded bronze on stone base
26 3/8 x 43 3/8 x 23 1/8 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum



George L. K. Morris combines past and present in these gleaming, dynamic forms. The central wedge, poised like an arrow in a bow, is a salute to Native American imagery, while the trio of pointed shapes pays homage to advances in flight and aerodynamics.