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(American, b. 1941)
Red cedar and pine
Overall: 134.6 x 162.5 x 134.6 cm (53 x 64 x 53 in.)
Gift of Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro 2002.65
© Martin Puryear
Puryear seamlessly attached red cedar planks to the pine core without metal fixtures, a skill attributed to his training in furniture making, joinery, and woodworking.
Organic in form and media, the free-standing sculpture Alien Huddle consists of three interconnected spheres. Puryear's craftsmanship employs both the material in service of the form and elevates the properties of the wood itself. The arrangement of planks enveloping each sphere heightens the volumetric nature of the sculpture. Trained as a furniture maker, Puryear attached the red cedar planks to the pine core without metal fixtures that would obscure the lush, unfinished wood surface.
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