Golden Shell

  • William Hunter, Golden Shell, 1994, satinwood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1994, William Hunter, Gift of Fleur and Charles Bresler in honor of Kenneth R. Trapp, curator-in-charge of the Renwick Gallery (1995--2003), 2003.60.24

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William Hunter has worked with ivory and amber in the past but now favors tropical woods for their unusual patterns and ability to retain fine detail. He uses the wood's natural form to inspire his pieces and follows the pattern of the grain with his signature swirls and spirals.

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"The motion is achieved by sculpturally leading the eye along a journey of exploration around and into the surface of the piece. William Hunter, The Art of Turned Wood Bowls, 1985
Title
Golden Shell
Artist
Date
1994
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
3 7/8 x 4 1/4 x 5 in. diam. (9.9 x 10.8 x 12.6 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
satinwood
Classifications
Object Number
2003.60.24
Palette
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