Dance, from Spherical seriesArtist(s)Christian BurchardObject Creation Date1996Medium & Supportmadrone burlDimensions
7 x 7 1/2 in. (17.78 x 19.05 cm)Credit LineGift of Robert M. and Lillian Montalto BohlenLabel copy
Born 1955, Hamburg, Germany
Lives and works near Ashland, Oregon
Dance from the Spherical series
Maple burl, acrylic paint
Gift of Robert M. and Lillian Montalto Bohlen, 2002/2.125
Like other woodturning artists of the 1980s and 90s, Burchard embraces a sculptural influence to push against the functional and symmetrical objects of contemporary woodturning’s industrial beginnings. In his Spherical series, Burchard deliberately placed square openings on his round vessels to break the roundness of lathe-turned objects.
After starting out as a furniture-maker’s apprentice in Germany, Burchard moved to North America for art-school training in sculpture and drawing and eventually settled in Oregon, where he runs Cold Mountain Studio.
(Out of the Ordinary, 2010)Physical Description
wood orb vesselPrimary Object Classification Wood and Woodcarving Primary Object TypevesselCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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