Bengali Bowl, ca. 1988
William Underhill’s bowls reflect the influence of his teacher, the potter Peter Voulkos, whose Abstract-Expressionist approach to sculpting encouraged formal experimentation. Underhill was also guided by the functionalist aesthetic of modernism and the geometry of the International Style, particularly in his quest for pure form. The artist describes the symmetry of a vessel as being an analog for one’s individual experience of being centered, physically and spiritually, in the world.
It is credited
Gift of Garth Clark Gallery.
Its dimensions are
Overall: 11 x 23.8 x 23.6 cm (4 5/16 x 9 3/8 x 9 5/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Bengali Bowl, ca. 1988; patinated bronze; Overall: 11 x 23.8 x 23.6 cm (4 5/16 x 9 3/8 x 9 5/16 in.); Gift of Garth Clark Gallery; 1988-109-1
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Ellen DeGeneres Selects.