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Even Through Midnight I Can See Diamonds

1995 William Hunter Born: Long Beach, California 1947 Gabon ebony 14 x 6 5/8 in. diam. (35.5 x 16.7 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) © 1995, William Hunter 2003.60.25 Not currently on view


Luce Center Quote

"I . . . explore the illusion of motion, add gesture or refine line while creating new life in the pieces." William Hunter, Catalog, del Mano Gallery, 2001

Luce Center Label

This piece plays on the darkness of its material by allowing only small areas of light to penetrate. The linear carvings sweep around the vessel so that when you look through the piece, small diamonds of light stand out against the wood.

Keywords

decorative arts

Crafts - Wood

wood - ebony

About William Hunter

Born: Long Beach, California 1947

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