Accession Number


Barry T. Macdonald

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
cocobolo wood

12 1/2 x 9 in. (31.75 x 22.86 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Robert M. and Lillian Montalto Bohlen

Label copy
Barry Macdonald finds inspiration in a wide variety of vessel forms, including those made of clay or glass, such as vases, urns, bottles, and jars. In Bottle, Macdonald took an object ordinarily made of glass, retained its form and glossy, glass-like finish, but transformed it into wood. Through this creative process he captured some of the unique character of the original object yet created an element of surprise by rendering it in wood.
Before establishing himself as a self-taught woodturner and furniture maker, Detroit-born Barry Macdonald earned degrees in chemistry, music history, and English literature from Wayne State University.

from the exhibition Nature Transformed: Wood Art from the Bohlen Collection, June 12 – October 3, 2004

Primary Object Classification

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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vessels (containers)
wood (plant material)

1 Related Resource

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

& Author Notes

All Rights Reserved

On display

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