Carroza Solar

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Luce Center Label
Carroza Solar, or "solar chariot," is an assemblage of different artistic materials and forms that evoke ribs, horns, and vertebrae as well as birds and the sun. This piece is reminiscent of a retablo, a small private devotional painting from Mexico and South America. It serves as a symbol of participatory ritual. The simple abstract forms and opulent color and light are designed to spark a dialogue between the piece and its audience.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department
Renwick Gallery
On View
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 52B
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor
ca. 1992
Object number
2001.89.10
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of MCI
Artist
Susan Plum, born Houston, TX 1944
Topic
Abstract
Animal\bird
Landscape\celestial\sun
Medium
blown and lampworked glass, fired lusters, paint and metal
Dimensions
29 1/4 x 14 1/8 x 8 in. (74.3 x 35.8 x 20.2 cm)
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Type
Decorative Arts-Glass
Crafts