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Lake Powell Memory--Winter Rain

1998 Wayne Higby Born: Colorado Springs, Colorado 1943 porcelain and glaze 16 3/4 x 22 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. (42.5 x 57.8 x 24.1 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase made possible by Florence L. MacIntyre, Henry Sandham, and Helen Burr Smith 2001.36A-D Not currently on view


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Lake Powell Memory—Winter Rain is one in a series inspired by visits to the flooded canyon of Lake Powell in Utah. Wayne Higby lightly sketched into the porcelain a rippling lake bordered by the raised outlines of towering mountains. The diagonal lines that cut across the landscape signify sheets of rain; the rough edges of the slab of clay and its two accompanying “boulders” suggest the jagged cliffs nearby. Higby’s interest in Asian ceramic techniques led him to glaze his work in celadon to produce a pale, misty effect.

Keywords

Allegory - other - memory

Landscape - canyon - Glen Canyon

Landscape - lake - Lake Powell

Landscape - season - winter

Landscape - weather - rain

decorative arts - ceramic

Crafts - Clay

About Wayne Higby

Born: Colorado Springs, Colorado 1943

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