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Dream Sequence

1978 Bruria Born: Jerusalem, Israel 1932 painted and glazed porcelain 10 1/4 x 7 x 8 1/2 in. (26.0 x 17.8 x 21.6 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Jonas Rosenfield, Jr. in memory of Lenore Rosenfield 1981.19 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 53B


Luce Center Quote

"I leave space for spontaneity when I drape the heads with lace. I never decide beforehand how I will paint the porcelain---the painted image appears from a different meditative space." Artist quoted in Journal, The Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Winter 1981

Luce Center Label

The quiet and peaceful face of Dream Sequence is painted with blue, purple, and gold paints, while the back of the head is decorated with butterfly decals. Bruria often includes actual cloth on her sculptures like the one that is wrapped around this head, inspired by the lace head coverings her observant mother would wear during their Friday evening Sabbath celebrations.

Keywords

Figure female - head

State of being - phenomenon - dream

decorative arts - ceramic

Crafts - Clay

ceramic - porcelain

About Bruria

Born: Jerusalem, Israel 1932