Dream Sequence

  • Bruria, Dream Sequence, 1978, painted and glazed porcelain, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Jonas Rosenfield, Jr. in memory of Lenore Rosenfield, 1981.19

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The quiet and peaceful face of Dream Sequence is painted with blue, purple, and gold paints, while the back of the head is decorated with butterfly decals. Bruria often includes actual cloth on her sculptures like the one that is wrapped around this head, inspired by the lace head coverings her observant mother would wear during their Friday evening Sabbath celebrations.

Luce Object Quote
"I leave space for spontaneity when I drape the heads with lace. I never decide beforehand how I will paint the porcelain---the painted image appears from a different meditative space." Artist quoted in Journal, The Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Winter 1981
Title
Dream Sequence
Artist
Date
1978
On View
Dimensions
10 1/4 x 7 x 8 1/2 in. (26.0 x 17.8 x 21.6 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Jonas Rosenfield, Jr. in memory of Lenore Rosenfield

Mediums
Mediums Description
painted and glazed porcelain
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure female – head
  • State of being – phenomenon – dream
Object Number
1981.19
Palette
Linked Open Data
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