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Bottle

Accession Number
2002/2.159

Title
Bottle

Artist(s)
Barry T. Macdonald

Object Creation Date
1999

Medium & Support
cocobolo wood

Dimensions
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
Sculpture

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
bottles
vessels (containers)
wood (plant material)

1 Related Resource

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

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