From Within Our Own Bodies

From Within Our Own Bodies

From Within Our Own Bodies
Title: From Within Our Own Bodies
Artist: Betty Scarpino, US
Nationality: US
Date: 1999
Materials: Maple, mahogany, bleach, stain
Dimensions: 6 ft. long
Price: NFS
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Credit Line: Collection of Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Owned By: Collection of Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Object ID Number: 2016FBBSc1
Object Number: 2016FBBSc1
Notes: 1999 “Turned Multiples” an exhibition of contemporary lathe-turned objects, based on the concept of “the multiple” co-hosted by the Wood Turning Center (now The Center for Art in Wood), Philadelphia; and Craft Alliance Gallery in St. Louis, Missouri. Each artist produced a series of objects which were connected in some way. For that exhibit, I turned five forms using wood from the same board. By cutting, carving, and adding elements, I revealed what I saw within each form. Its title, From Within Our Own Bodies, represents observations about humans: We are all made of the same stuff, but within each body, a unique person resides.