Plum Tree Thicket

  • Janel Jacobson, Plum Tree Thicket, 1993, porcelain and celadon glaze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1993, Janel N. Jacobson, Gift of the artist, 1996.74A-B

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Janel Jacobson began to make celadon-glazed porcelain bowls with carved images in the mid-1980s. She wanted her works to capture the intimate scenes from nature that she observed around her home in rural Minnesota. Plum Tree Thicket reveals Jacobson’s delicate carvings and translucent finishes, and is one of her last shallow-relief carved bowls.

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“Each piece is an intimate look at creatures and plants in their natural environment, a story which might arouse quiet memories in the mind of the viewer.” Artist’s statement

Title
Plum Tree Thicket
Artist
Date
1993
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
overall: 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (6.4 x 8.9 x 8.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Mediums Description
porcelain and celadon glaze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – amphibian – frog
  • Object – foliage
Object Number
1996.74A-B
Palette
Linked Open Data
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