Janel Jacobson
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Dragon Dance



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Dragon Dance

#258 - 1994

Light Blue

1.9 dia. x 1.0 ht. inches

A dragonfly swarm dances swiftly over water in the evening time.  It is a scene that lives on in my memory.

This is another manju style netsuke, and has a deer antler closure. This little functional insert was one of the first times I used carving materials other than clay. The glow that emanated from the polished antler so intrigued me that within a year of this experience, I had left porcelain carving to begin carving wood and other materials.

(Dragon Dance appeared in Ornament: “Janel Jacobson. Stirring The Dawn”, Carolyn L.E. Benesh, Vol. 20, No. 3  (Spring 1997) Twentieth Anniversary Issue, p. 42-47, cover photo and feature story)

This piece appeared in the Inaugural Renwick Invitational Exhibition, 2000 at the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

 

 

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