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EARLY WORKS


Melvin Lindquist

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PIECE ID #

MBL/EW-003

TITLE

Flare Mouth Vase

DATE

1982

Dimensions

9"H x 5 1/2"D

Wood

Spalted Yellow Birch

Price

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MELVIN LINDQUIST
Flare Mouth Natural Top Vase

MBL/EW003 (SOLD)

Lindquist Studios 1998
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One of the major significances of this vase is the way the cracks have been handled.  Mark began "relieving" cracks (the natural checks that occur during drying) in the early 70's by hand carving and sanding them.  The effect was a "Kanji - like" (Japanese calligraphy characters) design aspect which is integral to the design of the piece.  It is part of an overall design philosophy that Melvin has developed (and historically implemented) to accept all the irregularities of the wood (including worm holes) as being meaningful and critical to the design.  This piece is packed with exquisite wood, flawless form, imaginative style, and "the serendipity of nature."

Robert Hobbs has said that "...(Melvin) has naturalized culture and aculturated nature in his natural edge pottery shard vase forms...."

All works and photographs are copyright Lindquist Studios - All rights reserved- http://www.lindquiststudios.com

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This 1982 Natural Top Flare Mouth Vase is an historically important example of Melvin's natural top sculptural vases, produced during a peak time at Lindquist Studios New Hampshire Studio. 
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Spalted Yellow Birch Has beautiful golden hues and warm browns and blacks running throughout. Yellow birch has a tighter grain than other birches and when spalted may produce spectacular colors as in this piece..