Roxy Paine: Scumaks and Dendroids concluded on August 29, but three Scumaks will remain–all generous gifts from the artist. Jan Schall, Sanders Sosland Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, selected five Scumaks from the 44 produced during the exhibition. In spirited voting from this short list, three Scumaks were chosen for the collection by the public, Museum staff/volunteers and Museum Trustees.

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S2 P2 MAR 20
Selected by the Public

Whimsical and delicate, the core stacking of this Scumak is neat and orderly. Only the top-heavy crowning layers slump to the left and right, disrupting the anticipated pattern of perfection. From the lowest curve of each slump, a wavering ribbon descends and pools on the pedestal surface, beautifully reestablishing order and symmetry.