Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Untitled (Steam Sculpture), (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Sculptor:
Morris, Robert 1931-2018  Search this
Medium:
Rocks, wood, and water
Type:
Sculptures-Earthwork
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Western Washington University Western Gallery South Campus Bellingham Washington 98225
Date:
Designed 1967. Commissioned 1971. Installed 1974
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Washington survey, 1994.
Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, "Urban Encounters: Art Architecture Audience," 1980.
Western Washington University, 1991.
Inventory staff, 2001.
Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, "Urban Encounters: Art Architecture Audience," 1980, pg. 51.
(Plaque in front of wood frame:) Untitled/Robert Morris 1974. unsigned
The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
Summary:
Flat rectangular layout, bordered by thin 8 x 10 inch planks of wood, and filled with rocks of varying sizes. Underneath there are pipes which create steam through the rocks. Environmental factors, such as sunshine, wind, and condensation, affect the rate of evaporation and steam display.
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 87980039
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_302944