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Bowl

Accession Number
2002/2.183

Title
Bowl

Artist(s)
Hans Weissflog

Object Creation Date
1997

Medium & Support
walnut

Dimensions
5 x 15 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. (12.7 x 39.37 x 39.37 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Robert M. and Lillian Montalto Bohlen

Label copy
Before dedicating himself to woodturning, Hans Weissflog studied mechanical engineering and design. Today he is an internationally recognized woodturner, who is known for defying the physical and technical boundaries of woodworking.

Weissflog’s engineering and design background strongly influenced his approach to woodturning. Symmetry is paramount in his pieces, which often require exceptional technical precision. Star Bowl’s geometric, finely layered bands are fashioned with an exactitude that borders on the mechanical, a process that Weissflog claims “is easier to turn than to explain.” As a designer, Weissflog is always seeking out new possibilities and challenges and is intrigued by the seemingly unlimited diversity of shapes that can be achieved on the lathe.
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
bowls (vessels)
vessels (containers)
wood (plant material)

1 Related Resource

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

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