American Holly Bowl by Philip Moulthrop

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American Holly Bowl by Philip Moulthrop
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This item SOLD at 2016 Jun 11 @ 16:15UTC-4 : AST/EDT
All pieces are signed originals, individually created by the artist listed.
Philip Moulthrop
Marietta, Georgia

American Holly Bowl
American holly, modified epoxy finish
5.25" x 7.25"

Artist’s Note
This piece is turned from a piece of American holly, (Ilex opaca) which is found all along the eastern United States. It has been manipulated to produce unusual color and patterns: freshly-cut holly is usually pure white, but when the pH of holly is increased to a figure above 8 or 9, a reaction in the wood produces a green color in the grain. This effect is more pronounced in holly shrubs than trees.

Artist Statement
I have been turning wood for thirty six years beginning in 1979. I use wood from the southeastern United States almost exclusively. When I am choosing wood, I look for logs that display strong patterns, colors and contrasts. The appearance of each species of wood changes as the logs age producing a nearly infinite visual palette to work with

About Philip Moulthrop
Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, Philip Moulthrop was educated as an attorney, but today he is a second-generation wood turner. He is the son of one of the pioneering wood-turners of the 20th century, the recently deceased Ed Moulthrop. It is a fitting tribute to both father and son, that Philip's vessels do not just replicate his father's but aptly continue the elder Moulthrop's tradition of innovation and set a new standard of mastery for this ancient and noble craft.

Philip Moulthrop's work has been featured in more than one hundred international exhibitions and can be found in the private collections of Presidents Nelson Mandela and George Bush as well as in permanent collections of premier museums such as the Smithsonian Museum of American Art's Renwick Gallery, New York's Museum of Art and Design and the White House Collection of American Crafts.

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