Bowl

Media - 2003.63 - SAAM-2003.63_1 - 70598
Copied 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

Artwork Details

Title
Bowl
Date
1992
Dimensions
55 in. diam. (12.712.7 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Colleen and John Kotelly in honor of Jane and Arthur Mason
Mediums
Mediums Description
Brazilian rosewood
Classifications
Object Number
2003.63

Artwork Description

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.