Vase

  • John Jordan, Vase, 1994, box elder and patinated pigment, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of George Peter Lamb and Lucy Scardino in memory of Natalie Rust Lamb, 1995.100.15

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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.

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"I tend to explore ideas and forms, over and over, to refine and explore subtle changes." John Jordan, Turning Points, 1999
Title
Vase
Artist
Date
1994
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
4 3/4 x 5 5/8 in. (12.2 x 14.4 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of George Peter Lamb and Lucy Scardino in memory of Natalie Rust Lamb

Mediums
Mediums Description
box elder and patinated pigment
Classifications
Object Number
1995.100.15
Palette
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