Frederick Eversley1974

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Eversley speaks of energy, space, time, and matter—concepts familiar to physicists and mathematicians and to an electrical engineer who gave up a career in the space program to make sculpture. The disc form of this untitled work is the result of the centrifugal process. Its highly polished surface concentrates ambient light in a bright central orb that shines like a distant star in the emptiness of space and draws the viewer into a cosmic place. But the parabolic shape also acts like a lens that captures light and the reflections of objects around it into a miniature black universe that dramatically alters relationships in the surrounding space.

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  • Title: Untitled
  • Creator: Frederick Eversley
  • Date Created: 1974
  • Physical Dimensions: 19 5/8 diam. x 6 1/2 in. (49.7 diam. x 16.6 cm)
  • Credit Line: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
  • Artist: Born New York City 1941
  • Medium: polyester resin/cast