Protea Blossom Vase #705

  • Mike Shuler, Protea Blossom Vase #705, 1994, Queen Protea blossom with epoxy resin, 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), 2003.60.58

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Michael Shuler enjoys uncovering the hidden layers of growth within plants and trees. The pinecone and proteus were soaked in resin to form solid pieces that could be turned on a lathe. These tiny, delicate vessels reveal the beautiful proportions and surprising patterns found within familiar plant structures.

Title
Protea Blossom Vase #705
Artist
Date
1994
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
4 3/8 x 1 5/8 in. diam. (11.1 x 4.1 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)

Mediums
Mediums Description
Queen Protea blossom with epoxy resin
Classifications
Object Number
2003.60.58
Palette
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