The Running

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Exhibition Label
Layport worked in advertising for forty years before pursuing woodworking in earnest. He is known for his intricate turned forms that "address the connection of humankind to Earth, and to the creatures with whom we share this planet." Carved from a single piece of maple, The Running draws on his skill as an illustrator as well as a craftsman. Though comprised of only five deer, the circular motif suggests an infinitely moving, massive herd.
Connections: Contemporary Craft at the Renwick Gallery, 2019
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department
Renwick Gallery
On View
Renwick Gallery, 2nd Floor, Room 206
Renwick Gallery, 2nd Floor
2008
Object number
2010.50
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase made possible by the Windgate Charitable Foundation
Artist
Ron Layport, born Elyria, OH 1942
Topic
Animal\deer
Medium
bleached maple, paint, dye, stain, and resin
Dimensions
6 1/2 x 18 in. (16.5 x 45.7 cm) diam.
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Restrictions & Rights
© 2007, Ron Layport
Type
Decorative Arts
Crafts