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Water Tower Teapot

1989 Dan Anderson Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1945 clay 5 x 7 3/8 x 5 in. (12.8 x 18.8 x 12.7 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the Diane and Sandy Besser Collection, Santa Fe, New Mexico 2002.70.1A-C Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 53B


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"The usefulness of machines in their original states is limited—as the products of progress, they are doomed to obsolescence—but by re-creating them in a 'primitive' medium, I believe they will endure through the ages. They have been transformed for eternity into art." Artist's statement, AKAR Architecture Design

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Dan Anderson's Water Tower Teapot combines rural architecture and ceramics. The teapot resembles an old stone water tower, which reflects Anderson's passion for midwestern landmarks and tools. He seeks to repurpose and elevate this old-fashioned, forgotten tower into a sculptural work of art, in this case through the form of a teapot. Anderson has created various water tower

themed pots, cans, and vessels. The stony texture of Water Tower Teapot reflects his attention to surface and detail.

Keywords

Architecture Exterior - civic - tower

decorative arts - ceramic

Crafts - Clay

About Dan Anderson

Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1945

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