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Working from a solid block, Kvitka turns hollowed vessels from rare, exotic woods. In 1977 he received a degree from the Industrial Design from the Arts Center in Pasadena, California. He now works in Portland, Oregon, but spends much of his time investigating new species of wood. For Kvitka, "the Immediacy of the lathe, the intensity of hollow work and the striking almost shocking beauty of exotic wood is where I find balance. The significance of the vessel, both functional and decorative, had for millennia attached us to who we are and to where we have come from. Working in wood creating vessels gives me a sense of place within this history and I find the exploration exceptionally exciting."
DAN KVITKA. American, 1958–
Banded Vessel 1989
Macassar ebony, lathe-turned
Gift of Jane and Arthur Mason. 1999.69.23