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Maker: Betty J. Scarpino, American, born 1949

The Most Indirect Route

1997

Turned, carved, bleached, and ebonized maple, with lacquer and graphite

15 × 3 × 12 in. (38.1 × 7.6 × 30.5 cm)
Gift of Ruth and David Waterbury, B.A. 1958, in honor of Patricia E. Kane, Ph.D. 1987
2000.93.3
Geography: 
Made in Indianapolis, Indiana
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Inscriptions
Provenance: 

The donors purchased this work in 1997 from the Arkansas Art Center of Little Rock, Arkansas.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 2000,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2001): 154.

Patricia E. Kane, Wood Turning in North America since 1930 (Philadelphia and New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2001), 139, 144, no. 128, ill.

Glenn Adamson et al., Conversations with Wood: Selections from the Waterbury Collection, exh. cat. (Minneapolis: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2011), 199, 248, no. 421, ill.

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