Satinwood Bowl #458

  • Mike Shuler, Satinwood Bowl #458, 1989, satinwood, purpleheart, and bloodwood, 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), 2003.60.57

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Michael Shuler alternated stripes of purple vermilion wood with layers of satinwood to create this colorful design. One hundred and four wedge-shaped segments of laminated wood were placed in a circle, cut into rings, then reassembled into a bowl form. By rotating the rings around the vessel, Shuler was able to create this vibrant zigzag pattern of contrasting colors.

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"The combination of the decreasing size of segments and the grain of the wood makes looking into some of these bowls feel like you're someplace in the sky looking down at a hurricane or looking into the iris of an eye." Michael Shuler, Fine Woodworking, 1989
Title
Satinwood Bowl #458
Artist
Date
1989
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
4 3/4 x 11 5/8 in. diam. (12.0 x 29.6 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
satinwood, purpleheart, and bloodwood
Classifications
Object Number
2003.60.57
Palette
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