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#258 - 1994
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.