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Translucent Bowl

1986 Ron Kent Born: Chicago, Illinois 1931 Norfolk Island pine 9 x 14 3/8 in. diam. (22.9 x 36.5 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the James Renwick Alliance 1987.42 Not currently on view

Luce Center Quote

"My mission is to create and select the silhouette that best interacts with the natural characteristics of each log, highlighting the intrinsic beauties that nature has provided, seeking a harmonious blend." Ron Kent, 2003

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Hawaii's humid climate causes streaks and blemishes to occur in soft Norfolk pine after it is cut, and Ron Kent's pale gold vessels emphasize these dramatic stripes and swirls. In Translucent Bowl, the pattern flares upward from the narrow base like flames flickering against the darkness.


decorative arts

Crafts - Wood

wood - pine

About Ron Kent

Born: Chicago, Illinois 1931

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