Bowl

  • Bob Stocksdale, Bowl, 1992, Brazilian rosewood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Colleen and John Kotelly in honor of Jane and Arthur Mason, 2003.63

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Bob Stocksdale believed a vessel must be both functional and beautiful. He worked with the natural beauty of the wood by letting each piece's particular qualities dictate the shape of the artwork. Here, Stocksdale highlighted the dramatic veins that are characteristic of Brazilian rosewood by mimicking their shape in the bowl’s swooping rim.

Title
Bowl
Artist
Date
1992
On View
Dimensions
5 x 5 in. diam. (12.7 x 12.7 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Colleen and John Kotelly in honor of Jane and Arthur Mason

Mediums
Mediums Description
Brazilian rosewood
Classifications
Object Number
2003.63
Palette
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