Shelter Structure

  • Norma Minkowitz, Shelter Structure, 1985, cotton, acrylic paint, pencil, and shellac, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Theodore Cohen in memory of his mother and her sisters: Rose Melmon Cohen, Blanche Melmon, Mary Melmon Greenberg and Fanny Melmon Liberman, 1998.122.16

Execution Date

“My sculptures enclose and confine, but they also expose. While the sculpture cannot be entered, the interior is visible through the exterior, which is a meshed cage. The element of light plays an important role in viewing my work. As the light changes, so does the dominance of the outer and inner forms. They exchange places.” Artist’s statement, 2002

Title
Shelter Structure
Artist
Date
1985
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
8 7/8 x 11 1/2 x 10 3/4 in. (22.5 x 29.2 x 27.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Theodore Cohen in memory of his mother and her sisters: Rose Melmon Cohen, Blanche Melmon, Mary Melmon Greenberg and Fanny Melmon Liberman

Mediums
Mediums Description
cotton, acrylic paint, pencil, and shellac
Classifications
Object Number
1998.122.16
Palette
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