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Dunes Series #3

1990 Virginia Dotson Born: Newton, Massachusetts 1943 ash, wenge, and walnut 8 x 9 7/8 in. (20.4 x 25.2 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Jane and Arthur K. Mason on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Renwick Gallery © 1990, Virginia Dotson 1996.98.1 Not currently on view

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"Layered wood may imply rock layers, built up over time . . . Angled compositions of wood layers may refer to shadow patterns or to traces of the winds." Virginia Dotson

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Virginia Dotson is inspired by the stratified, rocky landscape around her home. These natural features find their way into the layers of laminated wood, where strong contrasts suggest areas of bright sunlight and deep shadow as our eyes move around the spiraling forms.


decorative arts

Crafts - Wood

wood - ash

wood - walnut

wood - wenge

About Virginia Dotson

Born: Newton, Massachusetts 1943

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