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Untitled

A work made of maple burl, aluminum.

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  • A work made of maple burl, aluminum.

Date:

2015

Artist:

Jennifer Pastor
American, born 1966

About this artwork

Untitled is composed of an unusual, sphere-shaped maple burl (a tumor-like growth on a tree) that Jennifer Pastor found near the Northern California-Oregon border. Pastor worked closely with an expert logger, who sliced the 600-pound burl in half to form two thin hollow basins. The sculpture’s half-inch-thick walls both push the structural limits of the material and reveal the entangled pattern and compression of time in the wood. Untitled reflects Pastor’s interest in contorting “natural” forms, engaging with what she describes as “the awareness that objects make us as part of the same process by which we make them.”

Status

On View, Gallery 289

Department

Contemporary Art

Artist

Jennifer Pastor

Title

Untitled

Date

2015

Medium

maple burl, aluminum

Dimensions

71.2 × 177.8 × 144.8 cm (28 × 70 × 57 in.)

Credit Line

Carol Rosenthal-Groeling Purchase and Wirt D. Walker Funds

Reference Number

2019.1241

Extended information about this artwork

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