Glazescape (Green Shade)

Media - 2022.10 - SAAM-2022.10_1 - 146130
Copied Lauren Mabry, Glazescape (Green Shade), 2021, earthenware with slip and glaze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Ted Rowland, 2022.10, © 2021, Lauren Mabry

Artwork Details

Title
Glazescape (Green Shade)
Artist
Date
2021
Dimensions
20 18 × 15 78 × 6 34 in. (51.1 × 40.3 × 17.1 cm)
Copyright
© 2021, Lauren Mabry
Credit Line
Gift of Ted Rowland
Mediums
Mediums Description
earthenware with slip and glaze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
Object Number
2022.10

Artwork Description

Lauren Mabry constructed the frame of this sculpture from slabs of earthenware. She piped a selection of glazes into the top cavity, then relinquished all control. During the firing process, the glazes melted down, colors mingling, and eventually hardened into glasslike strands. Mabry’s spontaneous process yields luscious patterns and textures, reminiscent of butterfly wings and otherworldly terrains.


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