Slashed Millstone

Copied Robyn Horn, Slashed Millstone, 1996, ebonized redwood burl and ebony, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Margot R. Heckman, 2003.30A-B

Artwork Details

Title
Slashed Millstone
Artist
Date
1996
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
21 14 × 19 78 × 8 14 in. (54.0 × 50.5 × 21.0 cm) 
Credit Line
Gift of Margot R. Heckman
Mediums
Mediums Description
ebonized redwood burl and ebony
Classifications
Object Number
2003.30A-B

Artwork Description

Millstones remain a distinctive sign of early civilization, though they have all but disappeared from the modern world. Here Horn transforms redwood burl to "stone" to produce a timeless form that skillfully re-creates the effects of use and time. 

Connections: Contemporary Craft at the Renwick Gallery, 2019

Exhibitions

Media - 2016.11 - SAAM-2016.11_6 - 124929
Connections: Contemporary Craft at the Renwick Gallery
November 13, 2015March 6, 2022
Connections is the Renwick Gallery’s dynamic ongoing permanent collection presentation, featuring more than 80 objects celebrating craft as a discipline and an approach to living differently in the modern world. The installation includes iconic favorites alongside new acquisitions.