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Radish Salad Bowl

1998 Craig Nutt Born: Belmond, Iowa 1950 bleached maple, birch, and tupelo, with lacquer and dye overall assembled with top closed: 55 5/8 x 21 x 21 in. (141.4 x 53.4 x 53.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the James Renwick Alliance © 1998, Craig Nutt 1999.5A-L Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Craig Nutt's garden-inspired sculptures range from flying vegetable missiles to functional tables resting on asparagus spear legs. He uses a variety of woods in order to achieve different shapes, including tupelo, a harder wood that holds fine details well. In Radish Salad Bowl, his larger-than-life (12-inch diameter) ruby radish evokes images of competitions for oversized vegetables at county fairs. In his work, he combines accessible and fun imagery with expert carving craftsmanship.

Keywords

Object - vegetable - pepper

Object - vegetable - radish

decorative arts

Crafts - Wood

wood

About Craig Nutt

Born: Belmond, Iowa 1950