Black Textured Jar | John Jordan

Black Textured Jar

1993
box elder, fossil ivory, India ink,
and lacquer; lathe-turned, carved,
textured, dyed, and inlaid
33 x 22 cm (13 x 9 in)
Lent by the White House
gift of the artist
Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor

This carved lidded storage jar is typical of Jordan's simple but finely detailed vessels. The woods that he uses are discards found at dumps and construction sites. Jordan finds great satisfaction in creating objects from materials that were destined to be buried or burned.

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