A Painted Landscape

Ruscha Corseted Vase with Dripping Bands of Blue, Black and Tan Glazing by Otto Gerharz (LEO Design)

This vase pleased me on first glance.  Blues and browns, dripping glazes—these are a few of my favorite things.  But, the more I contemplated the piece, the more I came to appreciate its wonderful artistry, its complicated coincidence.  Where I once saw jagged bands, I began to see landscapes.  Is that a sandy, desert mountain or a snow-covered Big Sky peak?  Does the darkened treeline bound an icy lake?  And is the midnight sky the same color as the lake—or just a little lighter?  Sand, water, clouds and sky.  This vase has it all!  Please click on the photo above to learn more about it.


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