12. Phillip K. Smith III

Phillip K. Smith III (American, born 1972), Eroded Column, 2009, executed 2014-2015, brushed aluminum, 140 3/4 ×18 1/2 ×18 1/2 inches, Gift of L.J. Cella, 2019.207


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Avoiding any singular medium, RISD-educated Coachella Valley local Phillip K. Smith pushes the boundaries of objects, manipulating forms, textures, materiality, and light.


Eroded Column, in reflective brushed aluminum, unexpectedly begins to deconstruct in the center, creating visual interest and leaving the viewer to question its stability.