"Boxed Homonyms" by Sharon Doughtie

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 Boxed Homonyms  by Sharon Doughtie
500.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2014 Jun 14 @ 15:32UTC-7 : PDT/MST
All items in this auction were created, at least in part, on the wood lathe, with wood as the primary material. All are one-of-a-kind signed originals, guaranteed to be individually created by the woodturning artist listed.
Sharon Doughtie, Hawai`i, United States
Boxed Homonyms: Fly
Satinwood, cherry, paint
4" x 4" x 8" 10cm x 10cm x 20.3cm

Artist’s note: "These boxes were traditionally used to aid in avoiding ambiguity in conversation, especially during lively social intercourses in the parlors of old. When someone was making a point, they could find the appropriate box in the collection and, with a flourish, present the correct carving to the listeners thereby making sure everyone was on the same page."

About the artist: Sharon Doughtie is an internationally exhibiting artist and teacher. Her work is in a number of public and private collections, including that of The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu. “ have always had an affinity for wood,” says Doughtie. “I made my first box when I was eight; someone cut the pieces for me and I nailed them together, put hinges on it and carved a garland of leaves around the perimeter of the top. I was a cabinet making apprentice for a while when I was 18. I worked on many kinds of things from dining table sets to plant stands to kitchen cabinets. It was fun but not a passion. I started turning in 1993 and quickly realized this is the woodwork that I most prefer. I became a full-time turner in 1998. I have had the good fortune to observe and learn from many fine wood artists.”