The Pearl, Ground Zero Series | Harvey Sadow

The Pearl, Ground Zero Series

1986
Ceramic; wheel-thrown, glazed,
raku-fired, and sandblasted
11 x 14 in. (28 x 35.6 cm)
Lent by the White House
gift of the artist
Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor

This low and carefully wheel-thrown form serves the artist's vision of the vessel as a global metaphor. Repeated raku firings have produced a highly corroded and pitted surface texture that simultaneously suggests the earth's primal beginnings and its apocalyptic death.

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