John Jordan uses wood found in sawmills, dumps, and construction sites and enjoys creating beautiful objects from materials that were destined to be buried or destroyed. In these vases he has dyed the box-elder wood pale yellow, vivid green, and dark gray to create the appearance of different wood types.
“I tend to explore ideas and forms, over and over, to refine and explore subtle changes.” John Jordan, Turning Points, 1999
- Not on view
- 6 5⁄8 x 5 1⁄4 in. (16.8 x 13.4 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of George Peter Lamb and Lucy Scardino in memory of Natalie Rust Lamb
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- bleached box elder and patinated pigment
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