Translucent Wood Bowl | Ronald E. Kent

Translucent Wood Bowl

Pacific Norfolk Pine; lathe-turned,
multiple oil-soaked and hand-sanded
22 x 32 cm (9 x 13 in.)
Lent by the White House
gift of the artist
Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor

Kent's turned bowls are known for their remarkably narrow bases. The extreme thinness of his vessels allows the light to penetrate. In this work, he took full advantage of the striking grain of Pacific Norfolk pine to reveal patterns reminiscent of tortoise shell.

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Translucent Wood Bowl (Detail)

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