The Running

  • Ron Layport, The Running, 2008, bleached maple, paint, dye, stain, and resin, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase made possible by the Windgate Charitable Foundation, 2010.50, © 2007, Ron Layport

Exhibition Label

Layport worked in advertising for forty years before pursuing woodworking in earnest. He is known for his intricate turned forms that "address the connection of humankind to Earth, and to the creatures with whom we share this planet." Carved from a single piece of maple, The Running draws on his skill as an illustrator as well as a craftsman. Though comprised of only five deer, the circular motif suggests an infinitely moving, massive herd.

Connections: Contemporary Craft at the Renwick Gallery, 2019

Title
The Running
Artist
Date
2008
Location
Dimensions
6 1/2 x 18 in. (16.5 x 45.7 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase made possible by the Windgate Charitable Foundation

Mediums Description
bleached maple, paint, dye, stain, and resin
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – deer
Object Number
2010.50
Palette
Linked Open Data
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