Rude Osolnik detested waste and tried to find a use for all his scrap materials. Laminated Birchwood Bowl and Vase were made from discarded pieces of birch plywood. Osolnik glued strips of the plywood together to form blocks from which the vessels were turned. The laminations in the plywood give an illusion of dramatic grain curving around the vessels.
“[The] diversity, color, grain, and texture [of wood] are constantly fascinating. Each piece is like a human fingerprint: no two pieces are alike.” Rude Osolnik, 1985
- Not on view
- 7 3⁄8 x 6 in. (18.8 x 15.3 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of George Peter Lamb and Lucy Scardino in memory of Natalie Rust Lamb
- Mediums Description
- birch plywood and walnut
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