Item: Carved Acrylic and Walnut Box
Designer/Maker: Dick Seeger – An innovative artist, craftsman and gallerist who settled in Scottsdale, Arizona in the late 1950s. Seeger’s innovative approach, his use of color and composition helped him become an important figure in Scottsdale’s mid-century art and architecture community. Dick Seeger’s work in the 1960s was based on wood carving techniques applied to plastics in combination with polyester resins and chemical adhesion. For years, the Dick Seeger Design Gallery was Scottsdale’s most colorful and singular outlet for modern design. He is listed in the recent Museum of Arts and design publication “Crafting Modernism: Midcentury American Art and Design,” which also includes an illustration of his work. Find more information on Dick Seeger’s early career here.
Description: A precisely crafted walnut box with a lid of clear sheet acrylic and Seeger’s signature carved nodules. The lid is topped with an semi-opaque layer of distinctively textured polyester resin that holds in place his carved acrylic shapes. Dick Seeger made both the walnut and plastic parts of this box, along with many others, during the 1960s and it was acquired directly from the artist.
Dimensions: 4-1/4″ x 3-5/8″ x 2-1/4″ high
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