Pierced Geode #336 | Robyn Horn

Pierced Geode #336

1990
maple burl, bloodwood, and
ebony; lathe-turned and routed
27 x 30 x 27 cm (11 x 12 x 11 in.)
Lent by the White House
gift of the artist
Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor

In this turned, half-spherical wood piece, the artist was inspired by geodes, or hollow stones full of quartz crystals. Three dovetailed ebony and bloodwood spears slice across the polished surface of the sphere, creating tensions of color and texture.

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Pierced Geode #336 (Detail)

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