Cutting Board and Scoop

  • Emil Milan, Cutting Board and Scoop, 1975, maple, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1975.172A-B

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Emil Milan did not use a lathe to turn his objects, because he felt that this imposed limitations on shape. Instead, he used a band saw to cut his curved forms and then roughly hollowed them out with a drill. The surfaces were smoothed and refined with a gouge and finally sanded to a perfect finish. These techniques ensured each individual piece remained handcrafted and unique even though it was a part of a production series.

Title
Cutting Board and Scoop
Artists
Date
1975
On View
Dimensions
2 7/8 x 19 1/8 x 10 3/4 in. (7.3 x 48.6 x 27.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums
Classifications
Object Number
1975.172A-B
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