Sunlight (#4) | Virginia Dotson

Sunlight (#4)

ivorywood and ebony;
laminated and lathe-turned
with carved rim
23 x 20 cm (9 x 8 in.)
Lent by the White House
gift of the artist
Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor

This bowl, featuring an asymmetrical rim, was inspired by geological formations in Arizona, where the artist lives. The chronological arrangement of rock layers and the stark contrast of light and shadow typical of that terrain are expressed in this piece.

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