Michael Bauermeister (American, b. 1957) monumental vessel sculpture comprised of carved, stained and lacquered wood, in colors of blue, green, gold, and rust. Signed "BAUERMEISTER" and dated "2014" on the underside of the base. Sculpture – 72" H. 76 1/8" total H with base. 20th century. Provenance: Private Knoxville, TN collection.Biography: Michael Bauermeister studied art and sculpture at St. Louis Community College before enrolling at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and eventually the Kansas City Art Institute, where he focused on wood as a medium. Bauermeister uses woods native to Missouri, where he lives, and is careful not to waste the material. He salvages most of his wood from a local urban log recycling company. (Source: Jim Winnerman, "Augusta sculptor makes magic with salvaged wood," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 9, 2010). CONDITION: Overall very good condition.