Vase

  • Ray Allen, Vase, 1990, ebony, maple, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of George Peter Lamb and Lucy Scardino in memory of Natalie Rust Lamb, 1995.100.1

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Ray Allen enjoyed the challenge of working with complex and time-consuming techniques. He methodically built up segments of wood around his vessel forms and smoothed each part on the lathe before adding the next. Allen used many types of wood to get the rich and varied colors of his pieces, and Vase demonstrates how two contrasting tones have been used to enhance the simple form and geometric design.

Title
Vase
Artists
Date
1990
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
8 3/4 x 10 1/2 in. (22.3 x 26.7 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of George Peter Lamb and Lucy Scardino in memory of Natalie Rust Lamb

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract – geometric
Object Number
1995.100.1
Palette
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