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Stephen Paulsen     Scent Bottles

Scent Bottles (5)
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Museum purchase through the Renwick Acquisitions Fund
1995, various tropical hardwoods, size range: 5 1/8 x 1 3/4 x 2 1/8 in. to 8 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 1 in.


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These five scent bottles work as a small sculptural unit. Turned from various exotic hardwoods, each has an exquisitely detailed finial. Although small in scale, these bottles transcend their modest size. The silhouette of each form is a line of pulsating energy.