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David Anderson, Tea and Steam

On view in the West Garden

sculpture garden 2020

David Anderson
born 1946 Los Angeles, California; lives New Mexico
Tea and Steam
1989
bronze, steel, and antique tractor wheels
Albuquerque Museum, museum purchase, 1987 General Obligation Bonds
PC1989.41.1

Tea and Steam is a combination of bronze, steel, and antique tractor wheels sculpted into a carefully balanced composition. The larger than life tea bowl and table are emblematic of the ritual, stillness, and calm of tea ceremonies while the steam and tractor wheels hovering above conjure ideas of movement and progress. Anderson’s sculptures incorporate a variety of materials into layered and thoughtful compositions.