Lot 370: Amazing Wood Carved Tree Root Vase, by Hap Sakwa, USA

Est: $1,000 - $2,000
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Description: Amazing Wood Carved Tree Root Vase, by Hap Sakwa, USA. Measurements: 6" tall x 5" diameter = 15 cm x 12.5 cm; Weight: 2 lb. & 2.7 ounces = 979 g. Estimate: $3,000; The vase has genuine color and natural pattern of the wood. Material: possibly Manzanita wood from a slow-growing shrub or small tree found in the chaparral in California. The wood is extremely difficult to work with and, as a result, is rarely seen used in anything other than small objects. Artist: Hap Sakwa Hap Sakwa (Born December 6, 1950) is an American sculptor and commercial photographer. In the 1970s and 1980s, he was a leader in the modern wood turning movement that revolutionized the craft, elevating it to an art form, creating narrative sculptural objects using polychromed wood and found objects. From 1988 until 1993 Sakwa turned another artistic corner producing a series of pop art mosaic assemblage, juxtaposing Americana imagery, word play and bright colorful patterns in ceramic tile. Beginning in 1994 he turned his attention to photography becoming one of the country’s most distinguished jewelry photographers with images featured on the covers and in editorial compositions of leading books and periodicals regarding the art and craft of jewelry. Public Collections: 1. Museum of Modern Art – New York, New York; 2. Museum of Art and Design – New York, New York; 3. The De Young Museum of Art – San Francisco, California; 4. The Oakland Museum of California – Oakland, California; 5. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art – Los Angeles, California; 6. Minneapolis Art Institute – Minneapolis, Minnesota; 7. Yale University Art Gallery – New Haven, Connecticut; 8. Carnegie Museum of Art – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; 9. Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art – Logan, Utah; 10. Mint Museum – Charlotte, North Carolina; 11. The Center for Art in Wood – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Publications 1. Fine Woodworking Biennial Design Book 1 – Taunton Press -1977; 2. Fine Woodworking Biennial Design Book 2 – Taunton Press -1979; 3. American Crafts – 1981; 4. Woodworking the New Wave – Dona Z Meilach – Crown – 1981; 5. Small Wooden Objects as Functional Sculpture -Dona Z Meilach – Crown 1981; 6. Contemporary American Craft Art – Barbara Mayer – Gibbs Smith 1988; 7. Expressions in Wood – Oakland Museum -1996; 8. The Artful Teapot – Garth Clark – Watson Guptill – 2001 9. Scratching the Surface – Michael Hosaluk – Guild – 2002 10. Teapots: Makers and Collectors – Dona Z Meiach – Schiffer – 2005 11. The Art of Yale: Collecting for a New Century – Yale Press – 2007 12. Shy Boy, She Devil and Isis – MFA Publications – 2007 http://hapsakwa.com/?page_id=20
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