Rude Osolnik, Osolnik Originals, Laminated Birchwood Bowl, ca. 1975, birch plywood and walnut, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1975.175
Rude Osolnik detested waste and tried to find a use for all his scrap materials. Laminated Birchwood Bowl and Vase were made from discarded pieces of birch plywood. Osolnik glued strips of the plywood together to form blocks from which the vessels were turned. The laminations in the wood give the illusion of dramatic grains curving around the vessels.
Luce Object Quote"[The] diversity, color, grain, and texture [of wood] are constantly fascinating. Each piece is like a human fingerprint: no two pieces are alike." Rude Osolnik, 1985
Laminated Birchwood Bowl
- ca. 1975
- Not on view
7 x 11 in. (17.7 x 27.8 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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- birch plywood and walnut
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