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EARLY WORKS


Melvin Lindquist

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PIECE ID #

MBL/EW-007

TITLE

Sculptural Vessel

DATE

7-1979

Dimensions

5 1/2"H x 11"W

Wood

Manzanita Burl

Price

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MELVIN LINDQUIST
Sculptural Vessel

MBL/EW007

Lindquist Studios 1998

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The Sculptural Vessel form was originally an idea that Mark began experimenting with as early as 1969 during his courses in sculpture at New England College.   Inspired primarily by the work of Jean Arp, Henry Moore, and Constantine Brancusi, Mark merged the formal ideologies and technical direct carving methods of the modern sculptors with the traditions and approaches of Asian folk potters and their American counterparts of the studio ceramics movement.   Mel and Mark influenced each other greatly during the 70's and Melvin quickly picked up on Mark's work with sculptural vessels and began creating his own styles and forms which have become highly prized by collectors.

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The Sculptural Vessel Has Been a favorite form that Melvin has "played with" since the late seventies, inspired particularly by the very beautiful and natural sculptural forms of manzanita wood.  Often his sculptural vessels of this period took on anthropomorphic and animal shapes.  This sculptural convention is found in Hopi and Pre-Columbian forms.

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Manzanita  Burl Is an extremely tight grained root burl which grows in the Baja California area.   It carves beautifully and polishes to a stone-like sheen.