Prayer Bowls | Cheryl C. Williams

Prayer Bowls

1993
stoneware, gold leaf, and acrylic paint;
wheel-thrown and airbrushed
14 1/2 x 12 3/4 in.; 12 x 9 1/2 in.;
6 x 10 3/4 in.
(36.8 x 32.4 cm; 30.5 x 24.1 cm;
15.2 x 27.3 cm)
Lent by the White House,
Gift of the artist
Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor

White House Tour (Entrance Hall)
This trio of bowls reflects the potter's concern for simple forms executed in intense colors. For Williams, the contrast of the brilliant and luminous gold interior with the roughly textured exterior represents a metaphor for human nature.

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Prayer Bowls (Detail)

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