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Earth Forge II
The coiling inner structure of Seymour Lipton’s Earth Forge II suggests the processes hidden within both the natural world and the human mind. As the artist said: “What goes on behind the flower in the bud, what goes on in wintertime under the ground, what goes on in the hidden recesses of the human heart and the human mind, these things are very real to me.” The inner world of nature becomes a refuge from the hustle and bustle of 1950s America.
- Artist: Seymour Lipton, American, 1903-1986
- Medium: Nickel silver over steel
- Dates: 1955
- Dimensions: 31 1/8 x 52 5/8 x 19 1/4 in. (79.1 x 133.7 x 48.9 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Contemporary Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in American Identities: A New Look, Modern Life, 5th Floor
- Accession Number: 56.188
- Credit Line: Dick S. Ramsay Fund
- Rights Statement: © artist or artist's estate
- Caption: Seymour Lipton (American, 1903-1986). Earth Forge II, 1955. Nickel silver over steel, 31 1/8 x 52 5/8 x 19 1/4 in. (79.1 x 133.7 x 48.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 56.188. © artist or artist's estate
- Record Completeness: Good (64%)