Autumn Vase

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Autumn Vase

Artist
Michelle Holzapfel, born Woonsocket, RI 1951
Luce Center Label
Michelle Holzapfel associates vessels with spirituality. She remembers attending Mass as a child and being impressed by the presentation of the chalice, seeing it as the focal point of both the church and service. Her carved vessels capture this power and elevate simple forms to a higher level of importance.
Luce Object Quote
"Vessels bring an expansiveness to interior spaces, a largeness of feeling without largeness of scale." Michelle Holzapfel
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Fleur and Charles Bresler in honor of Kenneth R. Trapp, curator-in-charge of the Renwick Gallery (1995--2003)
Copyright
© 1993, Michelle Holzapfel
1993
Object number
2003.60.20
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Type
Decorative Arts
Crafts
Medium
sugar maple burl
Dimensions
13 3/4 x 10 5/8 x 10 7/8 in. (34.8 x 27 x 27.5 cm)
Department
Renwick Gallery
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Topic
Landscape\season\autumn
Object\foliage
Record ID
saam_2003.60.20
GUID (Link to Original Record)
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk769d42be3-78a2-4904-8909-206209d4ae82

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