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Barbro Åberg (b. 1958)

Fossil Fantasy, Contemporary Standing Sculpture

Denmark, 2017

ABE 16

Description

Medium: Glazed ceramic

Dimensions: 17.5 in high x 26.5 in wide x 6 in deep

Åberg's works, made largely in black and white, play on the traditional Danish form of the vessel, morphing it into something purely sculptural, even playfully non-utilitarian. Rough surfaces inspired by geology are set in contrast to a refined elegance—new shapes inspired by fossils, old bones, or coral, forms full of light, negative space, and a tensile strength, made possible by the perlite and paper in her clay.

Signed and dated: BA 2017.

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