Autumn Vase

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

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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.

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"Vessels bring an expansiveness to interior spaces, a largeness of feeling without largeness of scale." Michelle Holzapfel
Title
Autumn Vase
Artist
Date
1993
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
13 3/4 x 10 5/8 x 10 7/8 in. (34.8 x 27 x 27.5 cm)
Credit Line

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)

Mediums
Mediums Description
sugar maple burl
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – season – autumn
  • Object – foliage
Object Number
2003.60.20
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