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EARLY WORKS


Melvin Lindquist

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PIECE ID #
MBL/EW-005
TITLE

Closed  Mouth Vase

DATE

5-1982

Dimensions

5"H x 6"D

Wood

Apple Tree Wood

Price

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MELVIN LINDQUIST
Closed Mouth Vase

MBL/EW005

Lindquist Studios 1998

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This piece is complete with exquisite, colorful apple wood, flawless form, imaginative style, and hand carved, relieved cracks.  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 as being meaningful and critical to the design. 

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This Closed Mouth Vase  made of New England apple tree wood has a quiet demeanor.  Born of the form of the simple bud vase, the fullness of this particular form and exotic nature of the wood make this early work an unusual and   desirable collector's piece.
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Apple Has A Very
tight, closed grain, and is often difficult to control because it checks dramatically during drying.  These checks, however, contribute beautifully to the overall design of this piece.