Paper Pod

  • 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

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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).

Title
Paper Pod
Artist
Date
1995
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
13 1/4 x 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. (33.7 x 40.0 x 40.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Eleanor T. and Samuel J. Rosenfeld

Mediums
Mediums Description
printed paper, wood, brass, copper, and plastic
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – written matter
  • Fantasy
  • Abstract
Object Number
1997.41.2
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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