Visions

  • William Hunter, Visions, 1987, cocobolo, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1987, William Hunter, Gift of Jane and Arthur K. Mason, 1991.169.4

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William Hunter has worked with ivory and amber in the past but now favors tropical woods for their unusual patterns and ability to retain fine detail. He uses the wood's natural form to inspire his pieces and follows the pattern of the grain with his signature swirls and spirals.

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"The motion is achieved by sculpturally leading the eye along a journey of exploration around and into the surface of the piece." William Hunter, The Art of Turned Wood Bowls, 1985
Title
Visions
Artist
Date
1987
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
14 1/8 x 7 7/8 in. (35.9 x 20.1 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Jane and Arthur K. Mason

Mediums
Mediums Description
cocobolo
Classifications
Object Number
1991.169.4
Palette
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