Folwell, Susan – “The Wedding” Large Open Bowl
10"w x 8.5"h
This open bowl by Susan Folwell is entitled, “The Wedding”. It is part of her series for, “Peering through Taos Light”. The focus is on Susan re-interpreting the work of the Taos Society of Artists. The bowl is inspired by the E.I. Couse painting “The Wedding”. Susan says of this piece,
“I chose to keep the faces neutral, because you can still feel the tension between the newlyweds. The line between them is meant to symbolize their new life together. The back has dragonflies, the messengers of our prayers. The edges are left rough, as if the bowl is one that has stood the test of time as these newlyweds look back at their first moment together.”
This open bowl is beautifully painted and certainly captures the essence of the story. The design and flow are in balance, as is the use of the open clay spaces throughout the piece. It is signed on the back.