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Birch bark bowl, oval shape, formed of thin layers of birch bark, pre-cut to the desired shape and then glued together.The top layer of bark retains the outer surface and is attached at one end only, the rest curling back, like an open lid.
- Production date
Height: 12 centimetres
Length: 26.80 centimetres
Width: 20.40 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- This bowl was made while Kosonen was artist in residence at the Nordic Artists’ Centre in Dale on the west coast of Norway. The Centre offers studios to guest artists and particularly encourages woodwork. It gave Kosonen the opportunity to experiment with birch bark and muhc of his work in birch bark was made during his time in Norway. The method was very time consuming because each sheet was precisely cut to shape before being glued.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2016-2017: 12 November - 22 January, BM, G90a, 'Modern design and graphics: a selection of objects and prints from post-war Europe in the British Museum'
2019 4 May – 28 Jul, Weston Park Museum, Sheffield, Nordic by Nature
2019 5 Aug- 31 Oct, Old Gala House, Galashields, Nordic by Nature
2019-2020 16 Feb – 1 Feb, Thurso Art Gallery, Caithness, Nordic by Nature
2020 15 Feb – 19 Mar and 22 Jul – 20 Sep, Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar, Nordic by Nature
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Acquired by donor from the artist's widow and daughter.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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