Balanced Bowl

  • Alma Eikerman, Balanced Bowl, 1974, sterling silver and red brass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the James Renwick Alliance and museum purchase made possible by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program, 1992.93.1A-B

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Balanced Bowl expresses the “energy” that Alma Eikerman saw in all organic forms. The base, stem, bowl, and domed lid are asymmetrically shaped to evoke this liveliness, while the contrast between the cool silver of the body and the warm brass of the lid emphasizes the tension between the parts. The modulated surfaces reveal the hammering process, in which Eikerman methodically worked over the entire surface of the soft silver and somewhat stronger brass.

Title
Balanced Bowl
Artist
Date
1974
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
overall: 7 x 7 1/4 in. (17.8 x 18.5 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the James Renwick Alliance and museum purchase made possible by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program

Mediums
Mediums Description
sterling silver and red brass
Classifications
Object Number
1992.93.1A-B
Palette
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