Translucent Bowl

  • Ron Kent, Translucent Bowl, 1986, Norfolk Island pine, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the James Renwick Alliance, 1987.42

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Hawaii's humid climate causes streaks and blemishes to occur in soft Norfolk pine after it is cut, and Ron Kent's pale gold vessels emphasize these dramatic stripes and swirls. In Translucent Bowl, the pattern flares upward from the narrow base like flames flickering against the darkness.

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"My mission is to create and select the silhouette that best interacts with the natural characteristics of each log, highlighting the intrinsic beauties that nature has provided, seeking a harmonious blend." Ron Kent, 2003
Title
Translucent Bowl
Artist
Date
1986
Location
Dimensions
9 x 14 3/8 in. diam. (22.9 x 36.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the James Renwick Alliance

Mediums
Mediums Description
Norfolk Island pine
Classifications
Object Number
1987.42
Palette
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