Slashed Millstone

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

Exhibition Label

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

Title
Slashed Millstone
Artist
Date
1996
Location
Dimensions
21 1/4 × 19 7/8 × 8 1/4 in. (54.0 × 50.5 × 21.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Margot R. Heckman

Mediums
Mediums Description
ebonized redwood burl and ebony
Classifications
Object Number
2003.30A-B
Palette
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