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"Trapped Terrace Gap" Bowl

Decorative Arts

On View: Great Hall, 1st Floor
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
CREDIT LINE This acquisition was made possible through the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation
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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
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"Trapped Terrace Gap" Bowl