Integration

  • 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

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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.

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"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
Title
Integration
Artists
Date
1992
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
13 5/8 x 3 5/8 in. diam. (34.7 x 9.1 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)

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Object Number
2003.60.32
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