Autumn Vase

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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
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department
Renwick Gallery
1993
Object number
2003.60.20
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)
Artist
Michelle Holzapfel, born Woonsocket, RI 1951
Topic
Landscape\season\autumn
Object\foliage
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)
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Restrictions & Rights
© 1993, Michelle Holzapfel
Type
Decorative Arts
Crafts