Sphere (Small)Artist(s)Grace Farrar KnowltonArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Dateafter 1970Medium & SupportterracottaDimensions
26 in x 26 in x 26 in (66.04 cm x 66.04 cm x 66.04 cm)Credit LineGift of the Estate of James van SwedenSubject matter
Knowlton has been creating spheres since the 1970s. In a variety of sizes and materials, these objects are decidedly hand made but without the clear, modernist mark of the artist. The artist engages with issues of materiality in terms of its relationship to the earthly or the cosmic, rather than in an earlier discussion of modeling or carving. Physical Description
This round terracotta sphere has a reddish tint to its rough and cracked exterior.Primary Object Classification Sculpture Primary Object Typeabstract sculptureCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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spheres (geometric figures)
terracotta (clay material)