The Weeper

Copied Georgia Blizzard, The Weeper, ca. 1989, low-fired clay, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase, 1997.124.142

Artwork Details

Title
The Weeper
Date
ca. 1989
Dimensions
10 788 149 12 in. (27.621.024.1 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase
Mediums
Mediums Description
low-fired clay
Classifications
Keywords
  • State of being — emotion — sorrow
  • Figure female — fragment — face
Object Number
1997.124.142

Artwork Description

Georgia Blizzard created her first figurative pots by surrounding old bottles and jars with clay. She made portraits of people from her past, and haunting images of women with distorted bodies and staring eyes. The distressed face of The Weeper likely relates to the loss of a friend or family member.