Waterfall

  • Mary Ann Scherr, Waterfall, 1995, sterling silver and 14k gold beads, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Renwick Acquisitions Fund, 1996.80, © 1995 Mary Ann Scherr

Waterfall is one in a series of pieces Mary Ann Scherr produced that emulate falling water. Translating the ephemeral qualities of water into hardened metal, the artist has strung minute tubes of soldering material onto nylon-coated wires that spill forth from the neck. The ordinary motions of the human body transform the piece into a kinetic sculpture, in which the sterling silver and gold beads suggest the tips of waves in currents of water.

“[M]etal has been my canvas for discovering new paths to techniques, materials, methods, and tools.” Artist quoted in 19711991: Four Artists Reflect, 1991

Title
Waterfall
Artist
Date
1995
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
1453 12 in. (35.512.88.9 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Renwick Acquisitions Fund

Mediums
Mediums Description
sterling silver and 14k gold beads
Classifications
Object Number
1996.80
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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