"Chengtu Offering Vessel" contemporary piece by J Paul Fennell

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 Chengtu Offering Vessel  contemporary piece by J Paul Fennell
2,700.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2014 Jun 14 @ 15:53UTC-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.
J Paul Fennell, Arizona, United States
Chengtu Offering Vessel
African sumac
Lathe-turned, carved
6" x 7.5" 15.25cm x 19cm

Artist's note: "Ceremonial offering vessels are traditionally used in sacred rituals connecting the real world to the spiritual world. The embellishment on this vessel is based on design elements of an elaborate entrance gate found in the old city of Chengtu Szechwan, China--the idea of the "gate" being a metaphor for a portal or passage, entering and connecting one state of being to another."

About the artist: A self-taught artist with an engineering background, Fennell’s work has been featured in nearly every major magazine and book with respect to woodturning. His work is in major private collections nationally and internationally, and in many museum collections, including the Smithsonian, Detroit Institute of Arts, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Cincinnati Art Museum, Museum of Art &
Design, New York, Carnegie Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.