African Dance

  • Oliver Hilliard Booth III, African Dance, 1988, black walnut, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of George Peter Lamb and Lucy Scardino in memory of Natalie Rust Lamb, 1995.100.2

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Hilliard Booth turned and sanded his vessels before applying designs in pencil. He meticulously carved the details into the wood with a fine tool, taking many hours to complete a single carving. Groups of tiny cutouts follow the same direction around the vessels: in African Dance they form a ribbon around the center, and in Bowl they flow down from the opening in textured waves.

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"Shaping the wood... gratifies my fascination with spatial form and line, grain, color and texture." Hilliard Booth, 1997
Title
African Dance
Artist
Date
1988
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
8 1/2 x 17 1/4 in. (21.7 x 43.9 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of George Peter Lamb and Lucy Scardino in memory of Natalie Rust Lamb

Mediums
Mediums Description
black walnut
Classifications
Object Number
1995.100.2
Palette
Linked Open Data
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