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Accordion-shaped vessel

Michael Bauermeister

Artwork Details

Accordion-shaped vessel
1998
Michael Bauermeister
walnut and cherry
19 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 10 in. (49.53 x 26.67 x 25.4 cm)
Gift of Robert M. and Lillian Montalto Bohlen
2002/2.121

On Display

Not currently on display

Description

Michael Bauermeister, who studied sculpture as a university student, explains that he chose the wood vessel to explore his artistic ideas “because I find it…a comfortable place for both the viewer and myself to start. From here I can explore the issues of texture, scale and color, all the natural beauty of wood.”
Bauermeister’s appropriately named Accordion Vessel explores these issues by juxtaposing contrasting textures. Its bark-like pattern is complimented by a finished, concave upper portion which has been sanded and polished. Its V-shaped composition, similar to Terry Evan’s Tapered Urn #7, somewhat resembles a compressed accordion.
from the exhibition Nature Transformed: Wood Art from the Bohlen Collection, June 12 – October 3, 2004

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