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Accordion-shaped vessel

Accession Number
2002/2.121

Title
Accordion-shaped vessel

Artist(s)
Michael Bauermeister

Object Creation Date
1998

Medium & Support
walnut and cherry

Dimensions
19 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 10 in. (49.53 x 26.67 x 25.4 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Robert M. and Lillian Montalto Bohlen

Label copy
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

Primary Object Classification
Sculpture

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
wood (plant material)

1 Related Resource

Cabinet B: Shelf 3
(Part of: Albertine Monroe-Brown Study-Storage Gallery)

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