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Ancient Flutes

A work made of cocobolo wood.

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  • A work made of cocobolo wood.

Date:

1990

Artist:

William Hunter
American, born 1947
El Portal, California

About this artwork

William Hunter’s work participates in the revival of wood turning sparked by artists such as James Prestini. Here, Hunter illustrated the method of lathe-turning at its finest through the densely packed, carved flutes of the bowl’s form, which was inspired by spiral ornamentation on decorative turnings. Ancient Flutes, like many of his works, was inspired by wind-sculpted sands, water ripples, and river currents in his native California. Hunter’s work addresses the interest in exploring both movement and nature through form.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

William Hunter

Title

Ancient Flutes

Place

El Portal (Object made in)

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1990

Medium

Cocobolo wood

Dimensions

16.5 × 34.3 cm (6 1/2 × 13 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Arthur and Jane Mason

Reference Number

1997.482

Extended information about this artwork

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