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
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
204 of Thousands
each: approx. 5 × 3 1/2 in. (12.7 × 8.9 cm) diam.
© 2015, Ehren Tool
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of the artist in honor of the people who give the work meaning
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- stoneware with glaze and decals
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