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Tranquility Set
Tranquility Set
Artist:
Date:
1996
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Glazed Earthenware
Dimensions:
8 1/4 x 11 1/2 x 5 in. (21 x 29.2 x 12.7 cm)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
North America
Accession Number:
2008.13.30a-d
Acquisition Date:
2008-06-24
Credit Line:

Diane and Sandy Besser Collection, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Made in Majolica-style earthenware, with lid, a teacup, and a base. Applied design and writing over all surfaces:
Stopper = "Let steep. Pouring optional. Breathe in the good. Breathe out the bad." Teapot = "An isolation tank. A session with your therapist, The lotus position. Poppies." Base = "The Reason Why You Are Here"
Inscribed: "Nolen 1996" incised in bottom of base.

Heart = Diastole, systole, skip, diastole, systole
Base = The reason you are here is to quell the anxious pounding of your heart. The adrenaline gland. The left side of the brain.