Autumn Vase

Media - 2003.60.20 - SAAM-2003.60.20_1 - 58494
Copied Michelle Holzapfel, Autumn Vase, 1993, sugar maple burl, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Fleur and Charles Bresler in honor of Kenneth R. Trapp, curator-in-charge of the Renwick Gallery (1995−−2003), 2003.60.20, © 1993, Michelle Holzapfel

Artwork Details

Title
Autumn Vase
Date
1993
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
13 3410 5810 78 in. (34.82727.5 cm)
Copyright
© 1993, Michelle Holzapfel
Credit Line
Gift of Fleur and Charles Bresler in honor of Kenneth R. Trapp, curator-in-charge of the Renwick Gallery (1995−−2003)
Mediums
Mediums Description
sugar maple burl
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape — season — autumn
  • Object — foliage
Object Number
2003.60.20

Artwork Description

Michelle Holzapfel associates vessels with spirituality. She remembers attending Mass as a child and being impressed by the presentation of the chalice, seeing it as the focal point of both the church and service. Her carved vessels capture this power and elevate simple forms to a higher level of importance.

Luce Object Quote
"Vessels bring an expansiveness to interior spaces, a largeness of feeling without largeness of scale." Michelle Holzapfel