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1986 Michelle Holzapfel Born: Woonsocket, Rhode Island 1951 maple burl 11 1/8 x 11 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (28.1 x 29.3 x 9.0 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) © 1986, Michelle Holzapfel 2003.60.18 Not currently on view


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Michelle Holzapfel applies motifs taken from textiles and architecture to her objects, and her designs evoke ribbons, columns, and scrolls. The precise carving around Untitled suggests woven fabric and contrasts with natural defects in the wood.

Keywords

decorative arts

Crafts - Wood

wood - maple