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Suspended Ring Vase

1996 Michelle Holzapfel Born: Woonsocket, Rhode Island 1951 spalted sugar maple burl 12 5/8 x 14 3/8 x 5 3/4 in. (32.0 x 36.6 x 14.6 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) © 1994, Michelle Holzapfel 2003.60.21 Not currently on view


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Michelle Holzapfel collects burls and other types of irregular woods from around her home in Vermont and allows the natural form of the wood to inspire her designs. The elaborate decoration on Suspended Ring Vase emphasizes the polished fissures on the wood’s pale surface.

Keywords

decorative arts

Crafts - Wood

wood - maple

About Michelle Holzapfel

Born: Woonsocket, Rhode Island 1951

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