Spoon from a Forgotten Ceremony

  • Norm Sartorius, Spoon from a Forgotten Ceremony, 1994, dogwood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1994, Norm Sartorius, Gift of John and Robyn Horn, 1994.75

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Spoon from a Forgotten Ceremony is carved from salvaged dogwood. Norm Sartorius often uses discarded wood for his sculptures because he feels that even the tiniest scrap can be turned into a beautiful, lasting object. Sartorius named this piece Forgotten Ceremony because the double handle suggests an ancient ritual from a past life or lost civilization.

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“Finding a truly remarkable piece of wood is a joyful experience, and it can happen in so many ways.” Norm Sartorius, 1994

Title
Spoon from a Forgotten Ceremony
Artist
Date
1994
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
1 1/2 x 18 x 3 in. (3.8 x 45.8 x 7.7 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of John and Robyn Horn

Mediums
Mediums Description
dogwood
Classifications
Object Number
1994.75
Palette
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