Lasse Skovgaard: Smooth Bent Apple
Product Number: 002-327-0607
When two seemingly contrasting stylistic elements are blended as effortlessly as Lasse Skovgaard has managed to do with this bent Apple, it's always enough to catch one's attention. Skovgaard has an acute skill when it comes to this sort of juxtaposition, pairing an organic, plump Apple bowl to a seemingly sleek and streamlined shank and stem combination. He does this by way of one his signature strong, defining lines at the underside, in this case wrapped from the stem's base and merging into the heel of the bowl. The bowl is very nearly Acorn-like, though Lasse has reinforced it's Apple-like plumpness with a well-defined, seriously pinched transition, which likewise draws the eye to the very subtle upward-flick from the bowl's aft to the upper half of the stem base. Not likely to be overlooked of course is the vibrantly warm contrast at play here, which serves to highlight a lively dance of flame grain on all flanks, and no shortage of birdseye underneath. A lovely piece from Lasse.
- Daniel Bumgardner