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The Weeper

ca. 1989 Georgia Blizzard Born: Saltville, Virginia 1919 Died: Marion, Virginia 2002 low-fired clay 10 7/8 x 8 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. (27.6 x 21.0 x 24.1 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase 1997.124.142 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 28B


Luce Center Label

Georgia Blizzard created her first figurative pots by surrounding old bottles and jars with clay. She made portraits of people from her past, and haunting images of women with distorted bodies and staring eyes. The distressed face of The Weeper likely relates to the loss of a friend or family member.

Keywords

Figure female - fragment - face

State of being - emotion - sorrow

decorative arts - ceramic

folk art

clay

About Georgia Blizzard

Born: Saltville, Virginia 1919 Died: Marion, Virginia 2002

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