White Stone Desert #2

  • Michael Peterson, White Stone Desert #2, 1988, maple burl, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of George Peter Lamb and Lucy Scardino in memory of Natalie Rust Lamb, 1995.100.25

Michael Peterson’s desert pieces exploit the unusual formations within burls. He combines bleached colors with smooth, worn surfaces to evoke objects eroded by the movement of desert dunes. The soft curves and hints of texture in Desert Cloud and White Stone Desert #2 recall artifacts that have been unearthed after centuries hidden in the sand.

Title
White Stone Desert #2
Artist
Date
1988
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
713 34 in. (17.935.0 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
maple burl
Classifications
Object Number
1995.100.25
Palette
Linked Open Data
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