Feminine Nostalgia | Laney Oxman

Feminine Nostalgia

Whiteware, underglaze pencils, stains, enamels,
lusters, photo transfers and 22k gold;
hand-built and wheel-thrown
15 x 24 3/4 x 17 in. (29.2 x 35.6 cm)
Lent by the White House
gift of the artist
Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor

Mastery of technique was essential to the creation of this difficult and intricate vessel form. Oxman incorporated a multitude of decorative devices--from photo transfers to 22k gold--to convey a romantic and baroque sense of exuberance. Heavily encrusted with applied flowers and leaves, sensuously drawn contemporary nudes flaunt their lack of inhibition adjacent to nostalgic portraits of Victorian women.

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Feminine Nostalgia (Detail)

Espresso Server A Festival of Light