Granite Weaving

  • Jesús Moroles, Granite Weaving, 1988, Georgia gray granite, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Frank K. Ribelin, 1996.1A-F

Exhibition Label
Moroles’s granite sculptures originate deep in the earth, born of fire and the volcanic action that created the very crust of the planet. Moroles began “weaving” granite in the late 1980s. Although he spoke in terms of fabric, Granite Weaving also reads as the wall of a stepped pyramid in which horizontal stone slabs support, and in turn are buttressed by small blocks of granite. This sculpture unites minimalist forms and the natural materials of land art to recall ancient structures found in Indonesia, Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq), and Mexico.

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, 2013
Title
Granite Weaving
Artist
Date
1988
On View
Dimensions
98 x 74 1/2 x 11 in. (248.9 x 189.2 x 27.9 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Frank K. Ribelin

Mediums
Mediums Description
Georgia gray granite
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
Object Number
1996.1A-F
Palette
Linked Open Data
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