Carroza Solar

  • Susan Plum, Carroza Solar, ca. 1992, blown and lampworked glass, fired lusters, paint and metal, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of MCI, 2001.89.10

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Carroza Solar, or "solar chariot," is an assemblage of different artistic materials and forms that evoke ribs, horns, and vertebrae as well as birds and the sun. This piece is reminiscent of a retablo, a small private devotional painting from Mexico and South America. It serves as a symbol of participatory ritual. The simple abstract forms and opulent color and light are designed to spark a dialogue between the piece and its audience.

Title
Carroza Solar
Artist
Date
ca. 1992
On View
Dimensions
29 1/4 x 14 1/8 x 8 in. (74.3 x 35.8 x 20.2 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of MCI

Mediums
Mediums Description
blown and lampworked glass, fired lusters, paint and metal
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – celestial – sun
  • Animal – bird
  • Abstract
Object Number
2001.89.10
Palette
Linked Open Data
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