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Documentation Ample Provenance
Origin United States
Period New
Materials Cherry
Dimensions
W. 14 in; H. 81.5 in; D. 14 in;
W. 35.56 cm; H. 207.01 cm; D. 35.56 cm;
Creation Date 2020
Description Elizabeth Turk
Brown Pelican , 2020
Wood (cherry)
81-1/2 × 14 × 14 in
207 × 35.6 × 35.6 cm

Elizabeth Turk meticulously carves abstract marble sculptures of collars, ribbons, wings, and obscure latticework. She begins with drawings and then works in a subtractive process, cutting into large blocks of marble. Turk’s practice establishes a tension between the delicateness and apparent fragility of her forms and the strength of the material; her completed sculptures resemble three-dimensional drawings, or a line traced through space. “Perhaps the core question is why, as organic, curved, soft creatures, we think and find a resonance in linear structures,” she says.
Styles / Movements Abstract Expressionism, Contemporary
Incollect Reference Number 439802
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