1999 Holly Tornheim Born: Ann Arbor, Michigan 1948 curly maple 1 3/4 x 24 1/4 x 9 in. (4.6 x 61.6 x 22.9 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Keith and Susan Tornheim 2000.46 Not currently on view
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Holly Tornheim carves each piece of wood to emphasize its natural color and pattern. In Topographic Tray she shaped a piece of curly maple to suggest a landscape of mountains and plains. The shimmering grain flows over the surface, evoking tiny streams of water and contributing to the illusion of a dramatic vista.
Crafts - Wood
wood - maple