#505 Oak Savanna Sentinel

Copied Janel Jacobson, #505 Oak Savanna Sentinel, 2014, boxwood with acrylic paint, gold and silver leaf powder, and nail lacquer, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Fleur S. Bresler, 2021.48.13

Artwork Details

Title
#505 Oak Savanna Sentinel
Date
2014
Credit Line
Gift of Fleur S. Bresler
Mediums Description
boxwood with acrylic paint, gold and silver leaf powder, and nail lacquer
Keywords
  • Landscape — tree — oak tree
  • Animal — amphibian — frog
Object Number
2021.48.13

Artwork Description

This carving of a curious frog perched on an oak branch pulls us from daily distractions and invites a moment of quiet. Janel Jacobson has hand carved wood and porcelain for more than four decades. Her subjects are inspired by observations and daydreams in nature around her home in rural Minnesota.

 

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This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World showcases the dynamic landscape of American craft today. The exhibition highlights the role that artists play in our world to spark essential conversations, stories of resilience, and methods of activism—showing us a more relational and empathetic world. It centers more expansive definitions and acknowledgments of often-overlooked histories and contributions of women, people of color, and other marginalized communities.