Mary Douglas, North America Plate, 1990, repoussé and chased 18 gauge copper sheet, wax, and oil paint, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1998.113.3
North America Plate has been shaped into a profile of the United States like those we often see in souvenir stands at Yellowstone or Mount Rushmore. The French term repoussé refers to the method of hammering the design into the metal surface from the back. The title is a pun on the geologists' term for the section of the earth's crust on which our nation stands.
North America Plate
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5/8 x 9 in. (1.6 x 22.9 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of the artist
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- repoussé and chased 18 gauge copper sheet, wax, and oil paint
- Object – written matter – map
- Landscape – North America
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