Bound Vase

  • Michelle Holzapfel, Bound Vase, 1989, cherry burl, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Jane and Arthur K. Mason on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Renwick Gallery, 1996.98.3

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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
Bound Vase
Artist
Date
1989
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
15 x 12 1/2 in. (38.2 x 31.8 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Jane and Arthur K. Mason on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Renwick Gallery

Mediums
Mediums Description
cherry burl
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
  • Object – other – vase
Object Number
1996.98.3
Palette
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