Double Lotus

  • Brenda Behrens, Double Lotus, 1995, myrtle, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1995, Brenda Behrens, Gift of Fleur and Charles Bresler in honor of Kenneth R. Trapp, curator-in-charge of the Renwick Gallery (1995--2003), 2003.60.1

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Double Lotus is crafted from the myrtle wood that Brenda Behrens favors for its stability and range of color. She uses only traditional carving techniques to create a textured, decorative surface that contrasts with the smoothness of the turned body. Behrens integrates different leaf forms into the flowing lines and shapes that are unique to each piece of wood.

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"Working at my carving bench, those are my happiest hours; the peacefulness, the creativeness. I love to hear the stroke of the tool through the wood." Brenda Behrens, Women in Woodworking, 2004
Title
Double Lotus
Artist
Date
1995
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
4 1/4 x 8 3/4 in. (10.8 x 22.2 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Fleur and Charles Bresler in honor of Kenneth R. Trapp, curator-in-charge of the Renwick Gallery (1995--2003)

Mediums
Mediums Description
myrtle
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – flower – lotus
Object Number
2003.60.1
Palette
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