Ascending Bowl #3

  • Mark Lindquist, Ascending Bowl #3, 1981, black walnut, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1981, MARK LINDQUIST, Gift of an anonymous donor, 1981.131

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With his Ascending Bowls, Mark Lindquist began in the early 1980s to challenge the tradition of turning perfect forms. The rough surfaces reveal the lines and scrapes of the chainsaw and lathe. Lindquist uses large burls for his sculptures, scavenged from forests or logger's yards, and allows the cut pieces to dry for several years. In Ascending Bowl #3, the uneven, thick walls rise gracefully from a narrow base and retain the aged texture of the wood.

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"It is wrong to ask the spalted bowl to function as a workhorse as well, to hold potato chips or salad or to store trivialities. The bowl is already full. It contains itself and the space between its walls." Mark Lindquist, 1996
Title
Ascending Bowl #3
Artist
Date
1981
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
8 1/4 x 11 3/8 in. (21.0 x 28.8 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of an anonymous donor

Mediums
Mediums Description
black walnut
Classifications
Object Number
1981.131
Palette
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