Jane Teller has acknowledged Romanian sculptor Constantine Brancusi as a powerful influence from whom she learned to "absorb the primitive and to transport it into a contemporary mode." In her monumental wooden sculpture Celebration Totem, Teller stacks circular, cylindrical, and crescent forms, one on top of the other, to create a work with a powerful presence that alludes to the ongoing creative rhythms and forces of nature.


  • Title: Celebration Totem
  • Creator: Jane Teller
  • Date: 1978
  • Physical Dimensions: w40 x h91 x d38.5 inches
  • Credit Line: James A. Michener Art Museum. Gift of Ms. Eleanor Denoon.
  • Type: Sculpture
  • External Link: James A. Michener Art Museum
  • Medium: maple, beech, oak, hemlock wood

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