Folwell, Susan – “Every Day is Feast Day” Clay (Dunton)
14" long x 5"w x 3.5"h (16.5"h in stand)
Susan Folwell continues in her “Taos Light” series, with, “Field Days and Nocturnes”. This series is inspired by a painting by EI Couse, “Planting Prayer Plumes”. Susan said of this series:
“I wanted to imagine what Couse woud have taken with him out to the filed for a day of painting. For “Every Day is Feast Day”, I thought that out painting for the day, you would need bread. When we were kids it was always “Rainbo” white bread that we had to eat. I added the slogan, “Every Day is Feast Day”. I used a painting by Dunton for the piece, as there was just something charming about having the bears on the packaging for a loaf of bread.”
This piece is amazing in concept and execution. It is hollow and fully painted on the outside. Everything from the “Every Day is Feast Day”, to “Bear Fat 0%” is creative and charming. The use of the bears works perfectly and is well painted. Check out how she made the end of the “bag” in clay! It is signed on the side. I had a metal museum mount made for the piece so that it would sit and reveal more of the bears at the right angle.
It was in 2017 that Susan Folwell began a series of clay pieces inspired by and re-interpreting the Taos Society of Artists’ work from 1915-27. She has continued to create and evolve in this series over the years.