Plat, Wuvulu, Archipel Bismarck
Berend Hoekstra Collection, Brussels
In the purity of its aesthetic construction, this dish exemplifies the refined aesthetics of the rare para-micronesian creations. "With their flat base curving slightly upward at its tip and their concave sides, wooden dishes appear as the quintessence of modern, minimalist design. The admirable art of polishing applied to all the surfaces adds to the overall impression of elegance" (Conru, Arts de l'archipel Bismarck, 2013, p. 132). Transcending its utilitarian function, the refinement of its forms gives this work its timeless beauty.
Wuvulu dish, Bismarck Archipelago