Raspberry Candleholders #426-D | Thomas R. Markusen

Raspberry Candleholders #426-D

1993
copper and brass; hot-formed,
compressed, and fabricated
78 x 19 x 19 cm; 62 x 18 x 18cm; 49 x 18 x 18 cm
(31 x 7 x 7 in.; 25 x 7 x 7 in.; 19 x 7 x 7 in.)
Lent by the White House
gift of the artist
Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor

These three patinated candleholders, with their planar shafts and creased collars, reflect the fluid and plastic quality of red-hot copper when it is forged and shaped. A disk of polished brass at each collar acts as a reflective platform for candlelight.

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raspberry Candleholders #426-D (Detail)

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