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
- Not on view
15 x 12 1/2 in. (38.2 x 31.8 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Jane and Arthur K. Mason on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Renwick Gallery
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- cherry burl
- Object – other – vase
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