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Golden Shell

1994 William Hunter Born: Long Beach, California 1947 satinwood 3 7/8 x 4 1/4 x 5 in. diam. (9.9 x 10.8 x 12.6 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, William Hunter 2003.60.24 Not currently on view

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"The motion is achieved by sculpturally leading the eye along a journey of exploration around and into the surface of the piece. William Hunter, The Art of Turned Wood Bowls, 1985

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William Hunter has worked with ivory and amber in the past but now favors tropical woods for their unusual patterns and ability to retain fine detail. He uses the wood's natural form to inspire his pieces and follows the pattern of the grain with his signature swirls and spirals.


decorative arts

Crafts - Wood

wood - satinwood

About William Hunter

Born: Long Beach, California 1947

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