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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.