New Beginnings | Ronald F. Fleming

New Beginnings

1993
redwood burl; lathe-turned and carved
34 x 45 cm (13 x 18 in.)
Lent by the White House
gift of the artist
Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor

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Inspired by natural forms, Fleming created this handsome bowl from a single burl of redwood. After roughing out the shape of the bowl on a lathe, he began the intensive task of hand carving individual overlapping leaves in a design that suggests movement, growth, and enclosure.

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