1982 Hank Murta Adams Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1956 glass and enamel 15 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (39.4 x 14.0 x 14.0 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Elmerina and Paul Parkman 2002.73.1 Not currently on view
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Hank Murta Adams is inspired by portraiture. Ogunquit Outing is an autobiographical sculpture that represents a scene from his early childhood when he and his family were visiting relatives on the coast in Ogunquit, Maine. During the course of cocktail hour for the adults, they realized that the children were missing and feared they were walking near the steep cliffs that descend sharply to the ocean. A frantic search ensued, and finally the children were found safe and sound. Hank's two cousins got a spanking from his aunt, but he was sent to his room instead because he was only five years old. Ogunquit Outing shows spikes coming from a pool-like area of glass to depict the danger of the cliffs and falling off of them.
decorative arts - glass
Crafts - Glass