Saturday, March 29, 2014

Illusion

This suitcase is actually not a suitcase but is instead another work in clay found at the Gardiner Museum of Ceramics. The artist for this piece was Marilyn Levine, a Canadian who was a long-time California resident and who was part of the explosion of studio pottery that took place in the 70s. Her specialty was imitating leather in clay and that included suitcases, shoes and especially leather jackets. It was hard to get a good pic with all the reflections on the glass case in the museum but to see her work in real-life is amazing. I have seen several of the jackets and it is hard to believe they are clay - everything down to the 'metal' buckles etc is made of clay!

15 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Very realistic!

Revrunner said...

Yes, this really is amazing!

Lowell said...

You could have fooled me! That looks very much like an old, beat-up, leather suitcase. In fact I think I had one like that once. Fantastic.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Her work is unbelievably realistic looking Pat, must have been fantastic to see her exhibition.

Karen said...

That's incredible. Sure looks like beat up old leather.

TexWisGirl said...

wow, that is COOL!

Sharon Anck said...

That is just amazing. I never would have guessed this was clay.

Laura. M said...

Like, Pat ... my mother had these bags when we were little.
Have a good weekend.

Taken For Granted said...

I thought it was leather until I read about this art work.

William Kendall said...

I'd have been fooled too!

cieldequimper said...

That is incredible. I thought we'd left the place for another museum...

Randy said...

That is amazing. It looks like it has the texture of leather.

LĂșcia said...

I would never say it's not leather, impressive! ;-)

llandudnopictures said...

Fantastic, so realistic!

Jack said...

It is very realistic and very clever. I wonder why her artistic work has gone in this direction.