Artifact Series

Media - 2021.66.31 - SAAM-2021.66.31_1 - 143045
Copied Mark Nantz, Artifact Series, 2007, stabilized dyed blue maple burl, ebony, silver, 14K gold, steel, and solvent-based analine dye suspended in liquid acrylic, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Jeffrey Bernstein, M.D. and Judith Chernoff, M.D., 2021.66.31

Artwork Details

Title
Artifact Series
Artist
Date
2007
Dimensions
10 in. × 6 14 in. × 5 58 in. (25.4 × 15.9 × 14.3 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Jeffrey Bernstein, M.D. and Judith Chernoff, M.D.
Mediums Description
stabilized dyed blue maple burl, ebony, silver, 14K gold, steel, and solvent-based analine dye suspended in liquid acrylic
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object — other — container
Object Number
2021.66.31

Artwork Description

Mark Nantz’s turned vessels seemingly defy time. They might recall ancient, future, or even extraterrestrial civilizations. The forms are relatively simple, but they are elevated by rare woods, precise lines, and embellishments like metal inlays and color dyes.


This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World, 2022