Public Art

Cross Form

By John Mason
Category: Sculpture

About

Cross Form, like much of his work, is symbolic rather than representative, playing off a three-dimensional interpretation of the cross, a common religious symbol. Although the idea it refers to is lofty and abstract, the piece itself is rough and earthy. This tension between form and content is comparable to the irreconcilable duality of mind and body, a common issue dealt with in philosophy and religious theory.

Dimensions: 6′ x 4′ x 4′
Year Completed: 1963
Material: Stoneware
Owner: Loan from the Art Institute of Chicago


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