Hopi Bowl

  • Melvin Lindquist, Hopi Bowl, 1989, spalted maple burl, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1989, Mark Lindquist, Melvin Lindquist, Gift of Jane and Arthur K. Mason on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Renwick Gallery, 1996.98.6

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Melvin Lindquist was ridiculed by other woodworkers when he first turned bowls with natural edges, splits, and defects. Many people have since followed in his footsteps, and the "natural form" is a common starting point for modern wood artists. Lindquist revolutionized the aesthetics of turning with his spalted vessels and together with his son, Mark, developed tools specifically for working with these irregular forms.

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"For me, turning a bowl is like struggling to climb a very difficult mountain, but finally receiving the reward once I've reached the top." Melvin Lindquist, 1985
Title
Hopi Bowl
Artist
Date
1989
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
11 5/8 x 14 in. (29.6 x 35.6 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Jane and Arthur K. Mason on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Renwick Gallery

Mediums
Mediums Description
spalted maple burl
Classifications
Object Number
1996.98.6
Palette
Linked Open Data
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