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Silent Perch

1992 Stoney Lamar Born: Alexandria, Louisiana 1951 dogwood 14 5/8 x 9 x 8 in. (37.2 x 22.9 x 20.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Jane and Arthur K. Mason on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Renwick Gallery 1996.98.5 Not currently on view

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"[I] capture a sense of image and movement that is suggestive of what I see while the object is being formed in my thoughts and on the lathe." Stoney Lamar, 1990

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Stoney Lamar uses the wood's natural shape and pattern to inspire his pieces. Silent Perch is turned from one solid piece of wood and stands like an open book to reveal raised, concentric circles. Lamar has left shaped strips of bark on the edges that stand out against the smooth dogwood and recall its original state.


decorative arts

Crafts - Wood

wood - dogwood

About Stoney Lamar

Born: Alexandria, Louisiana 1951

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