Untitled (Cross)

Media - 2015.58.4 - SAAM-2015.58.4_1 - 121582
Copied Loring Cornish, Untitled (Cross), before 2009, plaster, synthetic jewelry, and wood, 24 × 15 × 4 12 in. (61 × 38.1 × 11.4 cm), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Orren and Marilyn Bradley and Kohler Foundation, Inc., 2015.58.4

Artwork Details

Title
Untitled (Cross)
Date
before 2009
Dimensions
24 × 15 × 4 12 in. (61 × 38.1 × 11.4 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Orren and Marilyn Bradley and Kohler Foundation, Inc.
Mediums Description
plaster, synthetic jewelry, and wood
Classifications
Keywords
  • Emblem — cross
Object Number
2015.58.4

Artwork Description

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.