Sphere (Small)

Accession Number
2015/2.39

Title
Sphere (Small)

Artist(s)
Grace Farrar Knowlton

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
after 1970

Medium & Support
terracotta

Dimensions
26 in x 26 in x 26 in (66.04 cm x 66.04 cm x 66.04 cm)

Subject 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 Type
abstract sculpture

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
outdoor sculpture
spheres (geometric figures)
terracotta (clay material)

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