Hackberry Spheroid

  • Edward Moulthrop, Hackberry Spheroid, 1995, hackberry, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the James Renwick Alliance on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Renwick Gallery, 1997.63

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The strong sense of design in Ed Moulthrop's monumental vessels comes from the many years he worked as an architect. He believed the beauty in the wood was merely "waiting to be uncovered," and his simple forms enhance each piece's unique features. The rounded body of Hackberry Spheroid was hollowed from a tiny opening and rests gently on a narrow base, the grain swirling around its floating form.

Luce Object Quote
"It can be said that each bowl already exists in the trunk of the tree, and one's job is simply to uncover it and somehow chip away the excess wood, much as you would chip away the surrounding stone to uncover a perfect fossil entombed in the stone." Ed Moulthrop, 1996
Title
Hackberry Spheroid
Artist
Date
1995
On View
Dimensions
17 5/8 x 17 7/8 in. (44.7 x 45.3 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the James Renwick Alliance on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Renwick Gallery

Mediums
Mediums Description
hackberry
Classifications
Object Number
1997.63
Palette
Linked Open Data
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