Red Bud

  • Torin Richards, Red Bud, 1996, fabricated, cast, and oxidized sterling silver and glass beads, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist in memory of Nancy Wardwell, 1998.64

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In Red Bud, Torin Richards shows how simple forms can enrich each other. She used a botanical illustration of a magnolia bud and a cluster of berries as a model. For the artist, the juxtaposition recalls poison berries, snow-covered branches, a thorn-bearing plant, as well as the gray of earth and sky in winter. She hopes that these recognizable forms will evoke personal associations in the viewer.

Title
Red Bud
Artist
Date
1996
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
clasped: 17 1/8 x 6 x 1 3/4 in. (43.5 x 15.2 x 4.4 cm) unclasped: 29 x 2 x 1 3/4 in. (73.7 x 5.1 x 4.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist in memory of Nancy Wardwell

Mediums
Mediums Description
fabricated, cast, and oxidized sterling silver and glass beads
Classifications
Object Number
1998.64
Palette
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