Born: Warren, Indiana 1913
Died: Oakland, California 2003
Brazilian rosewood 5 x 5 in. diam. (12.7 x 12.7 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Colleen and John Kotelly in honor of Jane and Arthur Mason
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 54B
Luce Center Label
Bob Stocksdale believed a vessel must be both functional and beautiful. He worked with the natural beauty of the wood by letting each piece's particular qualities dictate the shape of the artwork. Here, Stocksdale highlighted the dramatic veins that are characteristic of Brazilian rosewood by mimicking their shape in the bowl’s swooping rim.
Crafts - Wood
wood - rosewood
About Bob Stocksdale
Born: Warren, Indiana 1913 Died: Oakland, California 2003
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