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Oval form with tentacles

Dwayne Rohachuk

Artwork Details

Oval form with tentacles
1992
Dwayne Rohachuk
ash wood
12 13/16 x 5 in. (32.39 x 12.7 cm)
Gift of Robert M. and Lillian Montalto Bohlen
2002/2.143

On Display

Not currently on display

Description

Dwayne Rohachuk takes a sculptural and experimental approach to his work. His delicate and poetic pieces reflect a diminishing distinction between technical innovation and the aestheticization of form.
In this untitled work, Rohachuk plays with function, form, and artistic creativity through the fusion of a traditional vase shape with organic plant-like elements, resulting in a work that borders on the impossible. The piece appears lightly rooted to the ground. Its tendrils seem to grow from its base, shoot up and envelope the container like a vine, giving the impression of an exotic plant from a tropical rainforest. At the same time, Rohachuk’s work appears as a surreal being—a transported inhabitant from another place and time— its arms reaching around itself like tentacles.
from the exhibition Nature Transformed: Wood Art from the Bohlen Collection, June 12 – October 3, 2004

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