Cinachyra Box

  • Louise Hibbert, Cinachyra Box, 2000, Sycamore, boxwood, polyester resin, and acrylic ink, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Jeffrey Bernstein, M.D. and Judith Chernoff, M.D., 2021.66.20

Louise Hibbert recreates curious wonders of the marine world, like this Cinachyra, a spherical sponge featuring a bright orange surface pattern. 


Hibbert describes her process: I find that using the lathe gives my work rhythm and balance, almost like a structural backbone within each piece. I then begin carving, texturing, applying airbrushed inks, resins or metals to create the intricate details.”


This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World, 2022

Title
Cinachyra Box
Artist
Date
2000
Location
Dimensions
multiple components; dimensions variable
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Jeffrey Bernstein, M.D. and Judith Chernoff, M.D.

Mediums
Mediums Description
Sycamore, boxwood, polyester resin, and acrylic ink
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – other – container
Object Number
2021.66.20
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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