Vase with Landscape and Dinosaurs

  • Steven Young Lee, Vase with Landscape and Dinosaurs, 2014, porcelain with pigment and glaze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Richard Fryklund, Giselle and Ben Huberman, David and Clemmer Montague, and museum purchase through the Howard Kottler Endowment for Ceramic Art , 2015.17, © 2014, Steven Young Lee

Steven Young Lee perfectly formed and then deconstructed this vase. A closer look reveals roaming dinosaurs, which transform a traditional Chinese landscape painting on porcelain. 


Lee expresses the artist’s role in questioning boundaries: As artists, our role is to observe, question, and articulate the moment. An important aspect of this work is the sincerity of the investigation and the willingness to engage in difficult conversations.… while boundaries do exist, the mere fact of their existence invites — if not demands — that they be confronted, challenged, and reshaped.”

This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World, 2022

Title
Vase with Landscape and Dinosaurs
Artist
Date
2014
Location
Dimensions
20 12 × 13 12 × 12 34 in. (52.1 × 34.3 × 32.4 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Richard Fryklund, Giselle and Ben Huberman, David and Clemmer Montague, and museum purchase through the Howard Kottler Endowment for Ceramic Art 

Mediums
Mediums Description
porcelain with pigment and glaze
Classifications
Highlights
Keywords
  • Animal – other – dinosaur
Object Number
2015.17
Palette
Linked Open Data
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