Oliver Hilliard Booth III, Bowl, 1996, cherry, 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), 2003.60.3
Hilliard Booth turned and sanded his vessels before applying designs in pencil. He meticulously carved the details into the wood with a fine tool, taking many hours to complete a single carving. Groups of tiny cutouts follow the same direction around the vessels: in African Dance they form a ribbon around the center, and in Bowl they flow down from the opening in textured waves.
Luce Object Quote"Shaping the wood . . . gratifies my fascination with spatial form and line, grain, color and texture." Hilliard Booth, 1997
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6 3/8 x 11 1/8 x 11 3/8 in. (16.2 x 28.3 x 28.9 cm)
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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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