Johannes Michelsen, Untitled, 1990, maple, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of George Peter Lamb and Lucy Scardino in memory of Natalie Rust Lamb, 1995.100.22
Johannes Michelsen has thickly painted the bulbous base of this piece to give a gleaming finish. The bare wood appears to grow from this rounded form, and the dramatic stripes of grain stand out against the muted blue. Michelsen explores different surfaces within his turned forms and enjoys combining perfect finishes with natural edges and rough texture.
Luce Object Quote"With enough experience, you don't need science." Johannes Michelsen, Wood Magazine, 1996
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24 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. (62.3 x 39.4 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of George Peter Lamb and Lucy Scardino in memory of Natalie Rust Lamb
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