Topographic Tray

  • Holly Tornheim, Topographic Tray, 1999, curly maple, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Keith and Susan Tornheim, 2000.46

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Holly Tornheim carves each piece of wood to emphasize its natural color and pattern. In Topographic Tray she shaped a piece of curly maple to suggest a landscape of mountains and plains. The shimmering grain flows over the surface, evoking tiny streams of water and contributing to the illusion of a dramatic vista.

Title
Topographic Tray
Artist
Date
1999
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
1 3/4 x 24 1/4 x 9 in. (4.6 x 61.6 x 22.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Keith and Susan Tornheim

Mediums
Mediums Description
curly maple
Classifications
Object Number
2000.46
Palette
Linked Open Data
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