Longitudinal II | Bob Hawks

Longitudinal II

1993
purple heart and yellow boxwood;
segmented and lathe-turned
12 x 20 cm (5 x 8 in.)
Lent by the White House
gift of the artist
Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor

The silhouette of this vessel creates the impression of an object ready to levitate. The dark lower portion, narrow at the bottom, balances the lighter upper section, which appears inflated and almost buoyant.

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Longitudinal II (Detail)

Lizards Interpreting the Ancient Symbol Man in Lion Costume