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"Ringed Series"

1993 Todd Hoyer Born: Beaver Dam, Wisconsin 1952 mulberry 13 3/4 x 15 1/2 x 15 in. (34.9 x 39.4 x 38.1 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Fleur and Charles Bresler 1998.11.2 Not currently on view

Luce Center Quote

"Some pieces have been split from the log, accentuating the motion and twisting of the grain within." Todd Hoyer, 2000

Luce Center Label

Todd Hoyer uses rings in his work to "represent life's paths." He gouges scallops into the form, then burns and blackens the edges and interior. Ringed Series has a large crack down the side, splitting apart the rings and giving the piece an incomplete and fractured appearance.


decorative arts

Crafts - Wood

wood - mulberry

About Todd Hoyer

Born: Beaver Dam, Wisconsin 1952

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