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Hackberry Spheroid

1995 Edward Moulthrop Born: Rochester, New York 1916 Died: Atlanta, Georgia hackberry 17 5/8 x 17 7/8 in. (44.7 x 45.3 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the James Renwick Alliance on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Renwick Gallery 1997.63 Renwick Gallery
2nd Floor, Room 202


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"It can be said that each bowl already exists in the trunk of the tree, and one's job is simply to uncover it and somehow chip away the excess wood, much as you would chip away the surrounding stone to uncover a perfect fossil entombed in the stone." Ed Moulthrop, 1996

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The strong sense of design in Ed Moulthrop's monumental vessels comes from the many years he worked as an architect. He believed the beauty in the wood was merely "waiting to be uncovered," and his simple forms enhance each piece's unique features. The rounded body of Hackberry Spheroid was hollowed from a tiny opening and rests gently on a narrow base, the grain swirling around its floating form.

Keywords

decorative arts

Crafts - Wood

wood - hackberry

About Edward Moulthrop

Born: Rochester, New York 1916 Died: Atlanta, Georgia

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