Untitled

  • Lynn Turner, Untitled, 1984, clay, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Diane and Sandy Besser, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2001.71.16A-B

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Lynn Turner's untitled teapot is composed of amalgamations of organic shapes. The multicolored handle and spout recall bamboo shoots, while the ridges on the vessel's body evoke that of a gourd. Turner’s sculptural forms are heavily influenced by ancient architecture, ritual vessels, and her sense of humor. The pastel purple, pink, and orange, along with the irregular placement of purple triangles, give the teapot a fantastical air.

Title
Untitled
Artist
Date
1984
On View
Dimensions
11 3/4 x 6 3/4 x 3 5/8 in. (30.0 x 17.3 x 9.2 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Diane and Sandy Besser, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Mediums Description
clay
Classifications
Object Number
2001.71.16A-B
Palette
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