204 of Thousands

  • Ehren Tool, 204 of Thousands, 2014-2015, stoneware with glaze and decals, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist in honor of the people who give the work meaning, 2015.35, © 2015, Ehren Tool

Exhibition Label

Tool began making cups after serving in the Gulf War to communicate his experience. His personal project soon grew to encompass the struggles of other soldiers. The cups are not for sale---Tool gives them away to servicemen and their families and anyone who asks. Each is formed by hand and stamped with an endless vocabulary of war images and insignia, echoing his message: "Once a person has witnessed war, they are forever changed."

Connections: Contemporary Craft at the Renwick Gallery, 2019

Title
204 of Thousands
Artist
Date
2014-2015
Location
Dimensions
each: approx. 5 × 3 1/2 in. (12.7 × 8.9 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist in honor of the people who give the work meaning

Mediums Description
stoneware with glaze and decals
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – other – dish
Object Number
2015.35
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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