Ver de terre, 2005



5.51 x 1.97 x 0.98 in

14.0 x 5.0 x 2.5 cm

Edition of 50

This work is signed and numbered.

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5.51 x 1.97 x 0.98 in

14.0 x 5.0 x 2.5 cm

Edition of 50


    About The Work

    This small sculptural work from artist Joe Scanlan features a porcelain earthworm set into the top of a small, hinged box. Says Scanlan of the piece, “this 'boite' is part of a long tradition of small, hinged porcelain cases from Limoges, France, one of the world's great centers for porcelain production for the past 1,000 years. The boxes are seldom larger than 120 mm and are normally used to keepsake intimate objects and mementos. Boites are suitable for almost any subject, and one of the great attractions of their tradition is the challenge of devising an entertaining bestial scenario or trompe l'oeil on such a precious scale. Flowers, especially rosebuds, are common, as are many fruits and vegetables. The most popular subjects, however, are animals of all sizes, from elephants and tigers to bumblebees and toads. As far as I know, no porcelain artist has ever chosen to celebrate lumbricus terrestris, the common earthworm.”

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