1990 Ray Allen Born: Dickson, Tennessee 1930 Died: Yuma, Arizona 2000 maple and ebony 8 3/4 x 10 1/2 in. (22.3 x 26.7 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of George Peter Lamb and Lucy Scardino in memory of Natalie Rust Lamb 1995.100.1 Not currently on view
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Ray Allen enjoyed the challenge of working with complex and time-consuming techniques. He methodically built up segments of wood around his vessel forms and smoothed each part on the lathe before adding the next. Allen used many types of wood to get the rich and varied colors of his pieces, and Vase demonstrates how two contrasting tones have been used to enhance the simple form and geometric design.
Abstract - geometric
Crafts - Wood
wood - ebony
wood - maple
About Ray Allen
Born: Dickson, Tennessee 1930 Died: Yuma, Arizona 2000
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