Sprout

  • Nancy Jurs, Sprout, 1992, stoneware with terra sigillita, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1993.23.1A-B

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The title of this piece, Sprout, suggests growth and potential, that this weighty, abstract form may give life to something else. Nancy Jurs sculpted this object at a time when she was dealing with her changing role as a woman. With her children growing older and leaving home, Jurs was able to grow into a more independent individual, free to explore new life experiences.

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“Content is now more ambiguous . . . we feel the possibility of the figure unfolding, hinting at future renewal.” J. Susan Isaacs, Exhibition catalogue for The Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, 1996

Title
Sprout
Artist
Date
1992
On View
Dimensions
overall: 11 1/4 x 5 1/8 x 6 3/4 in. (28.6 x 13.1 x 17.2 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Mediums Description
stoneware with terra sigillita
Classifications
Object Number
1993.23.1A-B
Palette
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