Ms. Austen Regrets

Date:
2007
Series:
Tureen
Medium:
Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions:
48 x 68 inches
Credit Line:
Courtesy of the artist

Lattice and linen patterns, garlands of flowers, lovely lunch, and a winking wit—all of these can satisfy visual and intellectual scrutiny of Ms. Austen Regrets. The molded surface of her “porcelain doll” face emphasizes the ornamental nature of this large figure, herself adorned with floral pattern. The sketch in the lower left rotates the tureen to reveal that she would appear as a handle on both sides. The author Jane Austen may regret her inability to join you, yet here she is, as well as offered treats, if only painted.