Small Dark Cloud

  • Christine Joy, Small Dark Cloud, 2012, willow and Rocky Mountain maple with encaustic finish, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mary Anne Fray, 2021.55.2

Inspired by birds’ nests and clouds, Christine Joy developed a weaving technique to convey the movement of nature. The artist works with pliable twigs of willow, harvested from her home in Montana. While her baskets are not functional in the traditional sense, both her process and the work itself contain her thoughts on the passage of time: The weekly routine, the daily rhythm, the inevitable flow of time from birth to death, mysterious, astonishing, exciting, holding promise of life.” 


This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World, 2022

Title
Small Dark Cloud
Artist
Date
2012
Location
Dimensions
overall_​1: 15 34 × 20 34 × 15 12 in. (40 × 52.7 × 39.4 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mary Anne Fray

Mediums
Mediums Description
willow and Rocky Mountain maple with encaustic finish
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
Object Number
2021.55.2
Palette
Linked Open Data
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