Dance, from Spherical series

Accession Number

Dance, from Spherical series

Christian Burchard

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
madrone burl

7 x 7 1/2 in. (17.78 x 19.05 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Robert M. and Lillian Montalto Bohlen

Label copy
Christian Burchard
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 vessel

Primary Object Classification
Wood and Woodcarving

Primary Object Type

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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vessels (containers)
wood (plant material)

1 Related Resource

Cabinet A: Shelf 2
(Part of: Albertine Monroe-Brown Study-Storage Gallery)

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