Cyclone

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Copied Hal Metlitzky, Cyclone, 2012, yellowheart, Gabon, ebony, holly, imbuia, black walnut, satine, old growth East Indian rosewood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Jeffrey Bernstein, M.D. and Judith Chernoff, M.D., 2021.66.27

Artwork Details

Title
Cyclone
Date
2012
Dimensions
15 × 21 × 21 in. (38.1 × 53.3 × 53.3 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Jeffrey Bernstein, M.D. and Judith Chernoff, M.D.
Mediums Description
yellowheart, Gabon, ebony, holly, imbuia, black walnut, satine, old growth East Indian rosewood
Classifications
Keywords
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Object Number
2021.66.27

Artwork Description

California woodturner and electrical engineer Hal Metlitzky created the dramatic churn of a cyclone from 5,000 small segments of wood. The segments were glued together into thin sheets and then stacked into a block. Metlitzky turned the block into the funnel form on a lathe.


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