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Suspended Sphere

1994 Todd Hoyer Born: Beaver Dam, Wisconsin 1952 sycamore 12 3/4 x 12 1/2 in. diam. (32.5 x 31.9 cm) irregular 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) 2003.60.22 Not currently on view


Luce Center Quote

"The sphere . . . is the heart and soul of my work." Todd Hoyer, 2003

Luce Center Label

The sphere is a recurring theme in Todd Hoyer's work. He enjoys working with its pure form and applies precise details to evoke lines of longitude and latitude. Hoyer carved Suspended Sphere Series from a single piece of wood and then applied different textures to present an illusion of separate pieces precariously balanced.

Keywords

decorative arts

Crafts - Wood

wood - sycamore

About Todd Hoyer

Born: Beaver Dam, Wisconsin 1952

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