Black Palm

Accession Number

Black Palm

Dewey Garrett

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
dyed palm wood

10 x 7 x 7 in. (25.4 x 17.78 x 17.78 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Robert M. and Lillian Montalto Bohlen

Label copy
Dewey Garrett is a self-taught woodturner particularly interested in explorations of the formal and material qualities of turned wood pieces. “I am interested in the transformation and contrasts discovered through woodturning. The process of converting a featureless block of wood into a graceful, symmetrical form is always fascinating and full of surprises.”
Garrett’s turned palm vessels provide a case in point. He uses salvaged wood from California construction projects, often making use of the area’s native palm trees, a wood not traditionally used in turning. Unlike woods with annual ring structures, palm wood consists of long fibers within a spongy pith, qualities that must be considered when determining the proper size, shape, and wall thickness needed to create a form that will harmonize with the wood’s material properties.
from the exhibition Nature Transformed: Wood Art from the Bohlen Collection, June 12 – October 3, 2004

Physical Description
black dyed wood vase with exggerated texture fibers

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 1
(Part of: Albertine Monroe-Brown Study-Storage Gallery)

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On display

UMMA Gallery Location ➜ AMH, 2nd floor ➜ 205 (Albertine Monroe-Brown Study-Storage Gallery) ➜ Cabinet A ➜ Shelf 1