Horses and Deer

  • Joe Feddersen, Horses and Deer, 2020, glass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Kenneth R. Trapp Acquisition Fund, 2021.34, © 2020, Joe Feddersen

This glass basket features a lone deer surrounded by many horses. In parts of Washington state, wild horses have overgrazed the natural habitat, thereby threatening the livelihood of other species. The basket’s bright yellow background signals urgency and alarm to the situation. An enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in Washington, Joe Feddersen creates works in glass, fiber, and print that speak to relationships among humans, animals, and their environments.


This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World, 2022

Title
Horses and Deer
Artist
Date
2020
Location
Dimensions
overall_​1: 13 14 in. × 11 34 in. × 10 in. (33.7 × 29.8 × 25.4 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Kenneth R. Trapp Acquisition Fund

Mediums
Mediums Description
glass
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – horse
  • Animal – deer
Object Number
2021.34
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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