Radish Salad Bowl

  • Craig Nutt, Radish Salad Bowl, 1998, bleached maple, birch, and tupelo, with lacquer and dye, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1998, Craig Nutt, Gift of the James Renwick Alliance, 1999.5A-L

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Craig Nutt's garden-inspired sculptures range from flying vegetable missiles to functional tables resting on asparagus spear legs. He uses a variety of woods in order to achieve different shapes, including tupelo, a harder wood that holds fine details well. In Radish Salad Bowl, his larger-than-life (12-inch diameter) ruby radish evokes images of competitions for oversized vegetables at county fairs. In his work, he combines accessible and fun imagery with expert carving craftsmanship.

Title
Radish Salad Bowl
Artist
Date
1998
On View
Dimensions
overall assembled with top closed: 55 5/8 x 21 x 21 in. (141.4 x 53.4 x 53.4 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the James Renwick Alliance

Mediums
Mediums Description
bleached maple, birch, and tupelo, with lacquer and dye
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – vegetable – radish
  • Object – vegetable – pepper
Object Number
1999.5A-L
Palette
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