Blue/​Purple Ombré with Rocks

  • Linda Lopez, Blue/Purple Ombre with Rocks, 2018, porcelain, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Howard Kottler Endowment for Ceramic Art, 2020.64, © 2020, Linda Lopez

Linda Lopez calls these lively porcelain sculptures furries.” At first glance, the furries look soft and fluffy. A closer look reveals their hard porcelain surface, prompting viewers to slow down and take notice of the textures of life. 


The charismatic furries were inspired by a walk in New Zealand in search of glow worms. Lopez recalls, There was not even a glimmer of a glow, so we decided to walk the trail again. We walked slower, we didn’t talk, and we practiced seeing. Then, all of a sudden, the forest was covered in thousands of glow worms. It was that moment that made me realize that I wasn’t seeing the things around me every day.” 


This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World, 2022

Title
Blue/​Purple Ombré with Rocks
Artist
Date
2018
Location
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Howard Kottler Endowment for Ceramic Art

Mediums
Mediums Description
porcelain
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
Object Number
2020.64
Palette
Linked Open Data
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