Sphere (Medium)

Accession Number

Sphere (Medium)

Grace Farrar Knowlton

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
after 1970

Medium & Support

34 in x 34 in x 34 in (86.36 cm x 86.36 cm x 86.36 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of the Estate of James van Sweden

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 mark, 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 terracotta ball has a rough surface with a series of cracks.

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type
abstract sculpture

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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

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