Untitled (Cross)

  • Loring Cornish, Untitled (Cross), before 2009, plaster, synthetic jewelry, and wood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Orren and Marilyn Bradley and Kohler Foundation, Inc., 2015.58.4

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Loring Cornish uses discarded objects such as shards of glass, bottle caps, copper pennies, broken tiles, and metals to create faith-inspired mosaics and wall pieces. Before becoming a full-time artist, Cornish had a variety of jobs, including working as a deejay for a gospel radio station. Cornish says his inspiration comes from God and that his work is a reflection of his reliance on his faith.

Untitled (Cross)
before 2009
On View
24 × 15 × 4 1/2 in. (61 × 38.1 × 11.4 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Orren and Marilyn Bradley and Kohler Foundation, Inc.

Mediums Description
plaster, synthetic jewelry, and wood
  • Emblem – cross
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