Bud Latven, Integration, 1992, maple, blackwood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1992, Bud Latven, Gift of Fleur and Charles Bresler in honor of Kenneth R. Trapp, curator-in-charge of the Renwick Gallery (1995--2003), 2003.60.32
To create Integration, Bud Latven cut small pieces of American maple and blackwood and joined them together in the rough shape of a vase. He then turned the segmented form on the lathe to create a surface so smooth that the vessel appears made from one piece of wood. In this way, Latven transformed the natural materials into a highly polished art object that emphasizes the rich colors of the woods.
Luce Object Quote"It's important to explore, but it's also important to explore at such a pace that you can bring people along with you." Latven, quoted in "An Evolutionary Path from Function to Pure Art," Woodshop News, April 1998
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13 5/8 x 3 5/8 in. diam. (34.7 x 9.1 cm)
© 1992, Bud Latven
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Gift of Fleur and Charles Bresler in honor of Kenneth R. Trapp, curator-in-charge of the Renwick Gallery (1995--2003)
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