Lake Powell Memory--Winter Rain

  • Wayne Higby, Lake Powell Memory--Winter Rain, 1998, porcelain and glaze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase made possible by Florence L. MacIntyre, Henry Sandham, and Helen Burr Smith, 2001.36A-D

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Lake Powell Memory—Winter Rain is one in a series inspired by visits to the flooded canyon of Lake Powell in Utah. Wayne Higby lightly sketched into the porcelain a rippling lake bordered by the raised outlines of towering mountains. The diagonal lines that cut across the landscape signify sheets of rain; the rough edges of the slab of clay and its two accompanying “boulders” suggest the jagged cliffs nearby. Higby’s interest in Asian ceramic techniques led him to glaze his work in celadon to produce a pale, misty effect.

Title
Lake Powell Memory--Winter Rain
Artist
Date
1998
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
16 3/4 x 22 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. (42.5 x 57.8 x 24.1 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase made possible by Florence L. MacIntyre, Henry Sandham, and Helen Burr Smith

Mediums Description
porcelain and glaze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Allegory – other – memory
  • Landscape – weather – rain
  • Landscape – canyon – Glen Canyon
  • Landscape – season – winter
  • Landscape – lake – Lake Powell
Object Number
2001.36A-D
Palette
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