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Monterey Pinecone Vase #602

1991 Mike Shuler Born: Trenton, New Jersey 1950 Monterey pine with epoxy resin 2 1/4 x 2 3/8 in. diam. (5.7 x 5.9 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) 2003.60.59 Not currently on view


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Michael Shuler enjoys uncovering the hidden layers of growth within plants and trees. The pinecone and proteus were soaked in resin to form solid pieces that could be turned on a lathe. These tiny, delicate vessels reveal the beautiful proportions and surprising patterns found within familiar plant structures.

Keywords

Object - other - vase

decorative arts

Crafts - Wood

plastic - epoxy

wood - pine

About Mike Shuler

Born: Trenton, New Jersey 1950

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