Wave

  • Ken Cory, Wave, 1967, cast copper and resin, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Beverly Cory, 1999.66.1

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Wave recalls the land and sea of Ken Cory’s native Washington State. To create the work’s unique texture, the artist first carved the piece in balsa wood. After covering this with plaster, he burned out the wood, leaving a mold with the impression of the grain. When Cory cast the piece in copper, it took on the appearance of the original woodcarving.

Title
Wave
Artist
Date
1967
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
1 5/8 x 1 7/8 x 1/2 in. (4.2 x 4.7 x 1.4 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Beverly Cory

Mediums
Mediums Description
cast copper and resin
Classifications
Keywords
  • Waterscape – sea
  • Abstract
Object Number
1999.66.1
Palette
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Linked Open Data URI

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