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Kinetic Rhythms #1277


William A. Hunter (American, 10/15/1947 - present)

William Hunter is a master of turning and carving wood. Kinetic Rhythms #1277 is part of his Basket Series which explores light, space and pattern. There is a sense of rhythm to the spiraling rib-like forms that encircle the vessel. Every viewpoint presents a different perspective. Hunter explains: “My motive is to embody an essence of life and growth ... even transformation... without depicting a particular plant, shell, textured shoreline or specific narrative. By reconstructing various sculptured rhythms, I convey my poetic impressions of the natural world.”

Place object was created: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

cocobolo rosewood

Measurements:    height: 7.625 inches    width: 11.625 inches    depth: 11 inches

Gift of Jane and Arthur Mason 1998.114.6

Currently on view at Mint Museum UPTOWN