John Garrett, Paper Pod, 1995, printed paper, wood, brass, copper, and plastic, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Eleanor T. and Samuel J. Rosenfeld, 1997.41.2
Paper Pod was created after John Garrett settled in New Mexico in 1990. The muted colors of the newsprint and architectural drawings, and the organic forms of the base and the attached pieces, are linked to Garrett's experience of the landscape around Albuquerque. He feels that the folds of brown paper and the bits of metal on twisting stems suggest the slow crumbling of adobe, the deaths of flowers in the desert, and other "metaphors for growing older" and "going through changes" ("Bridge V," 1998).
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13 1/4 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. (33.7 x 40.0 x 40.0 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Eleanor T. and Samuel J. Rosenfeld
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- printed paper, wood, brass, copper, and plastic
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