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The Sculpture Well

The northern end of the main studio floor looks down into the lowest level of the house -- the section known as the "sculpture well." It is dominated by "Oblivion" (above, center), depicting two entwined lovers carved from the trunk of a walnut tree.

The area includes animal figures that were Esherick's only works in ceramics -- dating to the 1920s -- as well as other wooden sculptures from various phases of his career. Above, left, is the view from the bottom of the sculpture well. Above, right, is the view looking back across the well toward "Oblivion."

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