Robyn Horn

b. 1951

"Pierced Geode," from the "Geode Series"

Turned wood sculpture with box elder burl, pink ivory, and gaboon wood
With the incised signature, title, numbering, and inscription: Robyn Horn / 345/ Box Elder Burl / Pink Ivory / Gaboon Ebony
14.5" H x 13.5" W x 14" D

  • Provenance: Purchased at Del Mano Gallery & Studio, Los Angeles, CA, on December 3, 1993
    Estate of Dr. Sanford Kaufman and Dr. P. Waverly Davidson, acquired from the above
  • Notes: This lot is accompanied by a sale invoice, appraisal, artist's biography, and statement of work from the artist, all from the Del Mano Gallery & Studio, Los Angeles, and the client's own record-keeping sheet with a photograph of the work attached.

    According to the statement of work from the artist, Robyn Horn, "The turned wood sculptures I make resemble Geodes which are hollow stones full of quartz crystals. The crystals create a sharp contrast to the rough stone exterior. I have used the same concept in my "Geode Series," concentrating primarily on using the contrast of the smooth, polished wood against the rough, textured wood to create a tension that gives the forms motion. As my work evolves, I focus increasingly on the surface, leaving thick substantial walls that can accommodate the movement and still be aesthetically pleasing to the viewer as well as to the touch."
  • Condition: Overall good condition with scattered scuffs, scratches, and minor dust accumulation commensurate with age. With scattered shrinkage cracks likely inherent to the time of making.

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