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Ascent Series

Accession Number
2002/2.186

Title
Ascent Series

Artist(s)
Vic Wood

Object Creation Date
1997

Medium & Support
heon pine

Dimensions
2 5/16 x 7 1/2 x 5 13/16 in. (5.72 x 19.05 x 14.61 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Robert M. and Lillian Montalto Bohlen

Label copy
Australian Vic Wood’s initial study of wood forms resulted from working turned pieces to create wall plaques; however, he is best known for his exquisite lidded containers, which have become his trademark.
Appropriately titled, Ascent Series seems to hover just above the surface it rests on, ready to gracefully flutter away at any minute. In the piece, Wood merges a square form with a spherical one, creating a fluid appearance.
The grain, color, and texture, which are revealed as Wood works with a piece, stimulate his imagination and provide him with inspiration. He approaches woodturning by exploring the form created on the lathe and manipulating the medium to reveal insights into new forms often previously obscured.
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
vessels (containers)
wood (plant material)

2 Related Resources

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

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