Suspended Ring Vase

  • Michelle Holzapfel, Suspended Ring Vase, 1996, spalted sugar maple burl, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1994, Michelle Holzapfel, Gift of Fleur and Charles Bresler in honor of Kenneth R. Trapp, curator-in-charge of the Renwick Gallery (1995--2003), 2003.60.21

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Michelle Holzapfel collects burls and other types of irregular woods from around her home in Vermont and allows the natural form of the wood to inspire her designs. The elaborate decoration on Suspended Ring Vase emphasizes the polished fissures on the wood’s pale surface.

Title
Suspended Ring Vase
Artist
Date
1996
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
12 5/8 x 14 3/8 x 5 3/4 in. (32.0 x 36.6 x 14.6 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
spalted sugar maple burl
Classifications
Object Number
2003.60.21
Palette
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