Robert Sperry defined creativity as an “expression of the universe to complexify, to elaborate, and to challenge the unknown … to create the unknown.” This monumental wall mural breathes life into his words. The black-and-white striations, swirling and scrolling waves, and crackled surface patterns are revelations of the artist’s creative universe. Sperry achieved this texture by painting thick brushstrokes of slip (a mixture of clay and water) onto the ceramic surface before firing.
This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World, 2022
Ceramic Wall Mural “#988”
- 75 x 75 x 2 in.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Patti Warashina
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- stoneware with slip and glaze, steel, plywood
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