Mutation

  • Norm Sartorius, Mutation, 1999, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1999, Norm Sartorius, Gift of John and Robyn Horn, Fleur Bresler, and Kenneth R. Trapp, 2000.15

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Norm Sartorius originally concentrated on making spoons that were merely functional. He found, however, that people were reluctant to use such beautiful objects, and since 1990 his work has gradually become more sculptural. In Mutation, Sartorius has manipulated the dense texture of the wood into a sensual, twisted shape that only suggests a spoon.

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"My spoons are sculptures; my sculptures are spoons, not spoons to stir the soup but spoons to stir the soul." Norm Sartorius
Title
Mutation
Artists
Date
1999
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
2 1/2 x 9 x 4 in. (6.4 x 22.9 x 10.2 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of John and Robyn Horn, Fleur Bresler, and Kenneth R. Trapp

Classifications
Object Number
2000.15
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