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American Decorative Arts
Maker: David Ellsworth, American, born 1944
Intersphere in Green “Solstice Series”
Scorched ash with red and green dye
19.1 x 33 x 19.1cm (7 1/2 x 13 x 7 1/2in.)
Gift of Jane and Arthur Mason, in memory of George Z. Mason, M.F. 1911
David Ellsworth began scorching and painting his vessels in 1990. Here, the hole formed by the knot and the uneven edge respond to the inherent qualities of the wood. Ellsworth juxtaposes this with a vividly dyed interior and scorched exterior with a green stripe. This tension between the naturalistic and synthetic show the influence of Postmodern design on Ellsworth’s work.
Made in Quakertown, Pennsylvania
Containers - Wood
Viewable by appointment
“Acquisitions, July 1, 2006June 30, 2007,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2007): 208.
Art for Yale: Collecting for a New Century, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2007), 113, pl. 101.
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