About the Project

Canadian artist Spring Hurlbut’s Sacrificial Ornament was a work commissioned jointly by Creative Time and the Municipal Art Society. In keeping with the artist’s interest in the roots of architectural classicism in pagan traditions—specifically the trend of ornamentation—_Sacrificial Ornament_ augmented existing pieces of ornamental molding, replacing certain elements with horns, eggs, and animal’s claws in order to recognize and regain original sources of decoration lost through stylization.




Spring Hurlbut

Sacrificial Ornament