Simpson, Rose – Wall Sculpture with Dancing Figure
Rose Simpson is one of the exciting innovative potters working today. She is a daughter of noted potter Roxanne Swentzell. This piece brings together two strong aspects of her clay work. The geometric rectangular shapes create a stylized pueblo appearance. The small opening are much like doors and windows. The shapes are clay and are all one piece and textured. However, it is the clay work on her figure which is so dynamic. Rose has found a creative way to create her figurative work, with overlapping slabs of clay. The figures are realistic in form yet almost otherworldly or dream-like in their appearance. The various small slabs on the figure give an additional sense of movement as if the dancing figure is in motion. It is excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. Rose continues to expand her style in various museum exhibitions around the US and create new and more dynamic works in clay. Look for her upcoming exhibition at the Wheelwright Museum in Santa Fe.