Winslow: Crown Smooth Bent Dublin (200)
Poul Winslow is a highly skilled artist/artisan that can oscillate deftly between organic, classic and architectural modes of creation, sometimes all within the same work. Winslow's dial was definitely pointing towards the very latter of the three, in this piece, because of the asymmetrically arranged panels, but not without striking the very foremost in its flaring rim and thick, corkscrew shank. Though the descriptive terms "asymmetrical" and "architectural" may reek of paradox when trying to prove a point on stylistic consistency, well, this piece is just chalked full of contradictions, just take a look at the title: bent Dublin. This Dublin is not so much bent as the heel has been shaved to the extent that now it gives that illusion, but in actuality it bears no bend. Is this Poul Winslow the artist working through the pipe to stump our perception? Perhaps, but the shape is undeniably pleasing, will also be undeniably thought provoking, transforming a mere pipe into. oh, what's the word? Ah yes, art.