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1990 Stoney Lamar Born: Alexandria, Louisiana 1951 box elder 13 3/8 x 14 3/8 x 4 7/8 in. (34.0 x 36.5 x 12.5 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of George Peter Lamb and Lucy Scardino in memory of Natalie Rust Lamb 1995.100.16 Not currently on view

Luce Center Quote

"A slight change can have a dramatic effect." Stoney Lamar, Woodshop News, 1993

Luce Center Label

Stoney Lamar uses the technique of multiaxial turning. He places the wood on the lathe to be turned, then repositions it at a different angle to be turned again. This allows Lamar to carve from multiple directions, and his sculptures reveal a myriad of faces to the viewer.


decorative arts

Crafts - Wood

wood - box elder