Dunes Series #3

  • Virginia Dotson, Dunes Series #3, 1990, ash, walnut, wenge, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1990, Virginia Dotson, Gift of Jane and Arthur K. Mason on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Renwick Gallery, 1996.98.1

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Virginia Dotson is inspired by the stratified, rocky landscape around her home. These natural features find their way into the layers of laminated wood, where strong contrasts suggest areas of bright sunlight and deep shadow as our eyes move around the spiraling forms.

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"Layered wood may imply rock layers, built up over time . . . Angled compositions of wood layers may refer to shadow patterns or to traces of the winds." Virginia Dotson
Title
Dunes Series #3
Artists
Date
1990
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Not on view.
Dimensions
8 x 9 7/8 in. (20.4 x 25.2 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Jane and Arthur K. Mason on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Renwick Gallery

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Object Number
1996.98.1
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