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Silhouette of CHI Thumbnail of Vase and Stand Thumbnail of Vase with Copper Collar Thumbnail of Untitled Thumbnail of Open Vessel With Copper Tube Thumbnail of Kayak - Last Voyage

Tom Smith

CHI, 1978
Collection of the Burlington Art Centre.
Purchased through a grant from the Ministry of Culture and Communication, Province of Ontario, 1989.

Hand built slab sculpture of an abstract form; round at top; centre is composed of a rectangular shape with a large hole and two horizontal slits on each side; lower part is square with squiggly lines drawn on it; this sits on a wooden base with four bolts; light-coloured clay is rubbed with dark oxides; some dark glaze is poured over top and middle parts; Chi is an old- fashioned very ancient, nice ax-or life-style; from a tiny picture taken of an archaeological find in China in the 1930's; Mr. Smith made a series inspired by this picture-one larger and three smaller than this one.

Tom Smith in Japanese
CHI in Japanese
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