Youngerman finds inspiration in art and artifacts from around the world. The title Samarkand refers to the ancient city located along the Silk Road, an important trading route. The city experienced numerous conquests during its 2,500 year history, creating a culture that mixed together Iranian, European and Asian influences. The form of this sculpture resembles one of the most distinctive forms of Japanese art–a folding screen, combined with elements drawn from Middle Eastern architecture.
Courtesy of The Gateway Foundation.
Dimensions: 80.5″ x 80.5″
Year Completed: 1981
Material: Enamel on aluminum
Owner: Gateway Foundation