"Trapped Terrace Gap" Bowl
Wayne Higby calls upon the western landscape of his childhood to create works that pay homage to the grandeur of nature and create a focal point for meditation. In the “Trapped Terrace Gap” Bowl the fracture of the ground represented on the outside wall of the piece is continued on the opposite inside wall. Seen from the proper angle, this natural feature jumps the “canyon” of the void between the walls. At the same time, the earthenware bowl is made from the very earth it represents.
- Maker: Wayne Higby
- Medium: Glazed raku-fired earthenware
- Dates: ca. 1984
- Dimensions: 10 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 16 in. (26.7 x 47 x 40.6 cm) (show scale)
- Markings: on bottom, impressed '84 and artist's psuedo-chinese seal wrapped around edge of bottom.
- Signature: no signature
- Inscriptions: no inscriptions
- Collections:Decorative Arts
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Great Hall, 1st Floor
- Accession Number: 85.15.1
- Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible through the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Wayne Higby. "Trapped Terrace Gap" Bowl, ca. 1984. Glazed raku-fired earthenware, 10 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 16 in. (26.7 x 47 x 40.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, This acquisition was made possible through the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, 85.15.1. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (67%)