Abstract Sculpture Two

Abstract Sculpture Two
Abstract Sculpture Two
Abstract Sculpture Two detail
Abstract Sculpture Two detail
Abstract Sculpture Two, artist's signature
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17384
Building: 
Current Location: 
Missouri Valley Room
Floor: 
5th
Object Description
Artist: 
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is a two-piece carved wooden sculpture held together by two brass post-hole features.
Framed: 
No
Length: 
30 3/4 inches
Width: 
11 inches
Height: 
26 1/4 inches
Description: 

This is one of a few abstract sculptures in the collection by an unknown artist with the initials "CCC". This particular piece is comprised of two parts, each containing a brass post and hole feature that align with the other to hold the piece together. The lower piece keeps much of the original shape of the material with varying gouge marks around the sides and back. The larger top piece displays more thorough manipulation, with planes of gouge marks in various directions and three voids, two circular and one slot-shaped, that reveal open space on the backside of the sculpture. From a frontal point of view and imagining the most visible circular void as an eye, the conical protrusion to the right as a beak, and the jutting pieces to the left as feathers, one might take this sculpture to resemble the head of a woodpecker. It is otherwise abstract and open to interpretation, displaying in the very least the beauty of carved woodgrain.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes