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1987 Dan Kvitka Born: Los Angeles, California 1958 vera 10 x 10 3/4 in. (25.4 x 27.3 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Jane and Arthur K. Mason on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Renwick Gallery 1996.98.9 Not currently on view

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Node Form is turned from vera wood, an evergreen native to Colombia and Venezuela. Dan Kvitka is inspired by nature, and his vessels often employ simple plant forms. This piece resembles the shape found at the base of a stem, and the swirling grain and soft colors complement its bulbous form.


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Crafts - Wood

wood - vera

About Dan Kvitka

Born: Los Angeles, California 1958

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