12 x 20 x 14 ½ inches
Gift of Garth Clark and Mark Del VecchioArts of Europe
French sculptor Georges Jeanclos created serene yet powerful ceramic figures that are filled with emotion and narrative associations. He is best known for his Kamakura figures, which were inspired by a shrine to stillborn children that he saw in Kamakura, Japan.
Jeanclos cast the heads of the Kamakura figures from dolls. He wrapped their bodies in protective layers of fabric, and the flowing sheets of clay that comprise their dress refer to the landscapes of Zen gardens.