Lincoln Seitzman, Petrified Hopi Basket--Second Mesa, 1993, guatambu, wenge, bloodwood, and lacewood, 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), 2003.60.53
Lincoln Seitzman is inspired by old Indian baskets, and his turnings often replicate their geometric designs. Hopi baskets originated in northeast Arizona, where Second Mesa weavers today sustain a tradition of coiled basketry. Seitzman draws on this tradition, combining coils of creamy guatambu, vivid bloodwood, dark wenge (pronounced when-gay), and silvery lacewood to create a vibrant woven surface.
Luce Object Quote"My 'petrified baskets' are neither petrified nor baskets. But if they succeed in blocking the minds instant identification, then the child in us can take over and enjoy an adventurous exploration." Lincoln Seitzman, 1991
Petrified Hopi Basket--Second Mesa
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13 1/8 x 14 5/8 in. diam. (33.4 x 37.1 cm)
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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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- guatambu, wenge, bloodwood, and lacewood
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