Ziggurat

  • Christian Burchard, Ziggurat, 1992, madrone burl, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Anita and Ronald Wornick, 1998.74

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Christian Burchard is interested in nature's ability to obliterate traces of past civilizations and to reclaim its territory. The terraces and imposing tower in Burchard's abstract form recall ancient ziggurats, while the fragmented, bleached surface resembles weathered stone, suggesting a relic of lost cultures.

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"My aim is to evoke memories and create open space for the imagination." Christian Burchard, American Craft, 1991
Title
Ziggurat
Artist
Date
1992
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
15 x 10 x 10 in. (38.1 x 25.4 x 25.4 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Anita and Ronald Wornick

Mediums Description
madrone burl
Classifications
Object Number
1998.74
Palette
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