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Artist:
Melvin Lindquist, born Kingsburg, CA 1911-died Quincy, FL 2000  Search this
Medium:
maple
Dimensions:
7 x 5 1/2 in. diam. (17.8 x 14.0 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts
Crafts
Date:
1972
Luce Center Label:
Melvin Lindquist was ridiculed by other woodworkers when he first turned bowls with natural edges, splits, and defects, but his willingness to push boundaries helped redefine his craft and ideas of beauty. He often let wood dry up to fifteen years before working with it, which allowed the decaying wood to stabilize. The fine black lines in Untitled are a result of bacteria or fungi in the wood called spalting. Lindquist often used classical forms in his pieces, as in Untitled, highlighting the overall beauty of the wood—imperfections included.
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Judith and Jonathan Knight
Object number:
2003.67.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Department:
Renwick Gallery
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 54B
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7248b73c3-80fd-465a-bb09-c51acccb5707
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2003.67.1