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Robin

Margaret Keelan

Canadian, born 1948

Robin, 2008

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Stoneware

Dimensions: 25 × 5 × 6 in. (63.5 × 12.7 × 15.2 cm)

Museum purchase with funds from the Collection Endowment, 2016.34

Robin recalls the santos figures of Mexico and Central America, which were depictions of saints or angels made of wood or ivory. Instead of using those materials, Margaret Keelan uses ceramic to create her works. Keelan glazes, stains, and fires the form; she then repeats the process in order to gain the appearance of disintegrating paint on weathered wood.

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