Bird House

  • Michael Peterson, Bird House, 1994, madrone, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Fleur and Charles Bresler in honor of Kenneth R. Trapp, curator-in-charge of the Renwick Gallery (1995--2003), 2003.60.46

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Michael Peterson "saw" the shape of Bird House within the uncut wood. The carved ridges and curves follow the stripes of grain around the piece, and knots in the wood have become smooth holes. The sculpture appears to have been taken directly from the trunk of a tree, almost as if Peterson merely polished and presented a natural form.

Title
Bird House
Artist
Date
1994
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
9 3/4 x 6 x 4 3/4 in. (24.7 x 15.1 x 12.1 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Fleur and Charles Bresler in honor of Kenneth R. Trapp, curator-in-charge of the Renwick Gallery (1995--2003)

Mediums
Mediums Description
madrone
Classifications
Object Number
2003.60.46
Palette
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