Wood Vessel (TENT Series) | Peter Petrochko

Wood Vessel (TENT Series)

Brazilian purple heart and African wenge;
band-sawn, laminated, hand-carved,
and disc sanded
12 x 16 1/4 x 11 1/2 in. (30.5 x 41.3 x 29.2 cm)
Lent by the White House
gift of the artist
Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor

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Challenged by the many possibilities of what a vessel might be, Petrochko worked with contrasting woods found on two different continents to create this striking bowl. By laminating his woods and passing them through a bandsaw, he is able to fashion vessels whose sides are curvilinear and sensuous in their configuration.

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Wood Vessel (TENT Series) (Detail)

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