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Bound Vase

1989 Michelle Holzapfel Born: Woonsocket, Rhode Island 1951 cherry burl 15 x 12 1/2 in. (38.2 x 31.8 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Jane and Arthur K. Mason on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Renwick Gallery 1996.98.3 Not currently on view

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“Vessels bring an expansiveness to interior spaces, a largeness of feeling without largeness of scale.” Michelle Holzapfel

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Michelle Holzapfel associates vessels with spirituality. She remembers attending Mass as a child and being impressed by the presentation of the chalice, seeing it as the focal point of both the church and service. Her carved vessels capture this power and elevate simple forms to a higher level of importance.



Object - other - vase

decorative arts

Crafts - Wood

wood - cherry

About Michelle Holzapfel

Born: Woonsocket, Rhode Island 1951

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