Requires Photography

Mirror

American
1995
Kristina Madsen (born in 1955)


Dimensions

Overall: 38.6 x 38.6 x 3.2 cm (15 3/16 x 15 3/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2012.731.1

Medium or Technique

Dyed pearwood and bubinga

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Glass

Inspired by Maori and Fijian wood-carving and mark-making traditions, Madsen crafts traditionally Western furniture forms with intricately carved, geometric-patterned surfaces. After studying the accomplished free workmanship of master carvers in both Tasmania and Fiji, Madsen adapted their techniques to create works like this mirror, whose juxtaposed light and dark materials further activate a surface composed of tight and loose curved lines.

Provenance

1995, consigned by the artist to Pritnam & Eamses, East Hampton, NY; 1995, sold by Pritnam & Eames to Dr. Robert C. and Carolyn J. Springborn, Naples, FL; 2012, gift of Dr. and Mrs. Springborn to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Carolyn J. and Robert C. Springborn