Noon Mark #10

  • Jonathan Bonner, Noon Mark #10, 1995, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the James Renwick Alliance, 1995.60

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Jonathan Bonner created a series of sculptures called Noon Marks, which cast shadows to indicate the position of the sun. In this piece, he used sheet bronze and applied a dark patina to the surface. Sundials often show images of the sun and moon and incorporate the hours of the day, but this structure's tall, looming silhouette evokes a futuristic creature. Bonner creates objects that are both art and instruments, challenging our expectations of what garden sculpture ought to be.

Title
Noon Mark #10
Artists
Date
1995
On View
Dimensions
63 x 11 3/8 x 12 3/8 in. (160.0 x 28.9 x 31.4 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the James Renwick Alliance

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
Object Number
1995.60
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