Lotus Blumen


Not Vital ( Swiss, 1948 )

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Not Vital’s body of work includes drawings, paintings, sculptures, installations, and buildings, but all his pieces are defined by a pursuit to emulate the beauty of nature. This work celebrates the already sculptural beauty of a lotus bud. The stainless steel gives the structure a polished hardness and permanence. The material might imply that the flower’s blossom is eternally obstructed, forever con­cealing the beauty of the flower, but instead the elegance of the form is emphasized.

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Anna Katherine Brodbeck, ed., TWO X TWO X TWENTY: Two Decades Supporting Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art (Dallas: Dallas Museum of Art), 2018, 270.

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