Plate of Figs, by Merryll Saylan

Currency:USD Category:Art Start Price:150.00 USD
Plate of Figs, by Merryll Saylan
150.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item WAS NOT SOLD. Auction date was 2015 Jun 27 @ 15:30UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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, individually created by the artist listed.
Lot #20
4 Figs
Various woods, polychrome
8.5" x 6" x 6"

Merryll Saylan
California, United States

"Over the years, my work has explored still life, domestic images such as stacks of dishes, their forms and shapes adjacent to each other, patterns, really sculptures sitting on a shelf. The ritual of food and cooking and serving, those connections to friends and family is an aspect of the work. The bounty of produce one sees living in Northern California, the myriad of colors, the tactility of the forms; this is what I’m exploring."

Merryll Saylan lives and maintains a studio in Berkeley, California. Educated with a BA in Design from UCLA and an MA in Art from California State University Northridge, her work has been exhibited in many museums and galleries, including the Renwick Gallery, Museum of Art & Design, and the Yale University Art Gallery. Her pieces have been included in numerous shows such as Turning Wood into Art at The Mint Museum, Turned Wood Now at Arizona State University Museum, and the opening exhibition at the Museum of Arts & Design. A leader in the use of color and texture on wood and a valued authority in wood turning method, Saylan’s writings on art, techniques, and the woodturning field have been published in books and magazines.