Carved Wood Leaf-Shaped Box
- Ira Blount
- Including Lid: 6 × 3 1/2 × 2 1/4 in. (15.2 × 8.9 × 5.7 cm)
- Other (Lid Only): 6 × 3 1/2 × 3/4 in.
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- Gift of Ira Blount
- By carving this wooden box in the shape of a leaf, artist Ira Blount (1918-2020) pays homage to its natural origins, a tree. The box’s lid etches the leaf’s stem and veins in three-dimensional detail. Like a sandwich, the lid fits onto a curvelinear container with two equal layers, the upper in deep brown and the lower matching the lid's medium brown. A glossy stain finishes the vessel.
- After moving to Washington, DC following World War II, Ira Blount mastered dozens of artisanal crafts. His love for crafting, learning, and community engagement would endure over the course of his long life and career.
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