Mind Boggling

  • Georgia Blizzard, Mind Boggling, October, 1993, low-fired clay, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase, 1997.124.141

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Georgia Blizzard often used religious imagery to decorate her pots, and the figures in Mind Boggling reflect her ideas about life after death. The winged figures around the neck of the piece suggest angels guarding the gateway to heaven. The floating people underneath evoke spirits, and the turmoil around the bottom may symbolize life on earth.

Luce Object Quote

“I can get rid of taunting, unknowing things by bringing them out where I can see them . . . I feel the need to do it.” Georgia Blizzard, quoted in Jonathan Williams, “Rattler on the Ledge: Georgia Blizzard and Her Pottery Vessels,” SAAM curatorial file

Title
Mind Boggling
Artist
Date
October, 1993
On View
Dimensions
10 1/4 x 10 1/2 x 7 1/4 in. (26.0 x 26.7 x 18.4 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase

Mediums
Mediums Description
low-fired clay
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group
  • Fantasy – winged being
Object Number
1997.124.141
Palette
Linked Open Data
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