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
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
6 1/2 x 18 in. (16.5 x 45.7 cm) diam.
© 2007, Ron Layport
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Museum purchase made possible by the Windgate Charitable Foundation
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- bleached maple, paint, dye, stain, and resin
- Animal – deer
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