Stacked Pentagon Candle Sculpture (3 of 4)

  • Boris Bally, Stacked Pentagon Candle Sculpture (3 of 4), 1988, hand-fabricated, die-formed and cold-joined silver-plated brass, slate, and sterling silver, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1994, Boris Bally, Gift of Lloyd E. Herman, founding director and director emeritus of the Renwick Gallery (1971-1986), 1994.43.3

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Stacked Pentagon Candle Sculpture is a group of four objects that evoke industrial construction as well as the art of the jeweler. In each piece, tiny, elegantly twisted wires secure the stamped plates to the slender uprights. The wires, like those used to hold a jeweler's materials together for soldering, also remind us of the rebar and framing of a modern building, an image reinforced by the dark, slate bases of the candle sculpture

Title
Stacked Pentagon Candle Sculpture (3 of 4)
Artist
Date
1988
On View
Dimensions
4 1/2 x 4 x 4 in. (11.5 x 10.3 x 10.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Lloyd E. Herman, founding director and director emeritus of the Renwick Gallery (1971-1986)

Mediums
Mediums Description
hand-fabricated, die-formed and cold-joined silver-plated brass, slate, and sterling silver
Classifications
Object Number
1994.43.3
Palette
Linked Open Data
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