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Artist Sakwa, Hap
Title Torus
Date 1988
Home Location Mezz., Collection Area - S1
Material Poplar, maple, lacquer
Height (in) 6.5
Diameter (in) 13.75
Credit line The Center for Art in Wood Museum Collection, Donated by Garry and Sylvia Knox Bennett
Accession Number 2014.08.01.001G
Object ID Number 2014.08.01.001
Object Number OBJ 1031
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Inscription Text Hap Sakwa/ 1988/ TORUS
Notes Exhibited in Wood Turning in North America Since 1930 (2001-2002)

Glenn Adamson with Albert LeCoff
By the mid-1980s, Hap Sakwa began to distance himself from his early concerns with form and figure with a body of satirical painted pieces. (see lilac bowl) In the case of Torus, an additional target he may have had in mind is Ed Moulthrop's series of "spheroid" vessels. Sakwa has emulated the round shape of a Moulthrop, and has also used spin painting to make a mock technicolor version of the mineral streaking that Moulthrop found in tulip poplar wood. The kistchy paint job entirely hides the wood underneath, except on the bottom, where the unpainted surface is exposed to reveal that the piece is actually glued up from planks.

Inscription Location underside (red ink)
Sub-category Art