#8 Study in Stone

Copied Jack Schmidt, #8 Study in Stone, 1989, glass, granite, and metal, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Joan and Milton Baxt in honor of Lloyd G. Schermer, recipient of the Joseph Henry Medal, 1994, 1995.36.2, © 1989, Jack Schmidt

Artwork Details

Title
#8 Study in Stone
Artist
Date
1989
Dimensions
17 589 125 in. (44.824.212.8 cm.)
Copyright
© 1989, Jack Schmidt
Credit Line
Gift of Joan and Milton Baxt in honor of Lloyd G. Schermer, recipient of the Joseph Henry Medal, 1994
Mediums Description
glass, granite, and metal
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
Object Number
1995.36.2

Artwork Description

Jack Schmidt enjoys using materials that respond differently to light. #8 Study in Stone combines reflective layers of plate glass with smooth metal and roughly shaped granite. He thinks scale is important and often spends a great deal of time drawing his ideas and planning dimensions before beginning a sculpture. The proportions of #8 Study in Stone are distorted because Schmidt has layered the pieces of glass to give a false sense of perspective.

Luce Object Quote
"The important thing is the overall impact and the 'staying power' of the piece." Jack Schmidt, Insight, 1985