Ron Fleming, Black Lotus, 1996, ebony, 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), 2003.60.16
Ron Fleming turns and hollows his shapes and then draws directly onto the wood, using the color and movement of the grain to guide his design. Balance is important, and Fleming walks around his sculptures several times, making small changes to ensure the composition works from every angle. His detailed pieces balance the fragility of petals and leaves with the strength and durability of wood.
Luce Object Quote"When I did illustrations of flowers, I started to see vessel forms within them, and I realized that the turnings could provide a great canvas for turning these forms." Ron Fleming, Fine Woodworking, 1993
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3 3/4 x 5 5/8 x 5 7/8 in. diam. (9.6 x 14.4 x 14.8 cm)
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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)
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- Object – flower – lotus
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