1995 Brenda Behrens Born: Topeka, Kansas 1940 myrtle 4 1/4 x 8 3/4 in. (10.8 x 22.2 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Fleur and Charles Bresler in honor of Kenneth R. Trapp, curator-in-charge of the Renwick Gallery (1995--2003) © 1995, Brenda Behrens 2003.60.1 Not currently on view
Luce Center Quote
"Working at my carving bench, those are my happiest hours; the peacefulness, the creativeness. I love to hear the stroke of the tool through the wood." Brenda Behrens, Women in Woodworking, 2004
Luce Center Label
Double Lotus is crafted from the myrtle wood that Brenda Behrens favors for its stability and range of color. She uses only traditional carving techniques to create a textured, decorative surface that contrasts with the smoothness of the turned body. Behrens integrates different leaf forms into the flowing lines and shapes that are unique to each piece of wood.
Object - flower - lotus
Crafts - Wood
wood - myrtle