indented teardrop shape; long, oval, yellow opening with rough texture; Lichtenstein-like comic on each side: one side pink haired woman and man who is in profile, text says, "Why does he call me Caitlyn??...", teal background; other side has a blue haired woman with a man who is in profile, text says, "When he turns the light out...", orange background

© Susan Folwell

Why Does He Call Me Caitlyn?, 2015

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Ceramic, acrylic paintexpand_more

Gift of Loren G. Lipson, M.D.expand_more  2016.5.13

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Inspired by Pop Art and her Santa Clara pottery tradition, Susan Folwell creates sculptural works of clay that seem to both defy gravity and our expectations of Native American art. A part of a renowned family of Santa Clara potters, Folwell’s ceramics serve as the canvas for her painting. In Pop Art fashion, Folwell incorporates images and ideas from popular culture out of context from theirusual places, creating a sense of irony, whimsy and providing incisive commentary.

Details
Title
Why Does He Call Me Caitlyn?
Artist Life
American (Kha'p'oo Owinge (Santa Clara Pueblo)), born 1970
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2016.5.13
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indented teardrop shape; long, oval, yellow opening with rough texture; Lichtenstein-like comic on each side: one side pink haired woman and man who is in profile, text says, "Why does he call me Caitlyn??...", teal background; other side has a blue haired woman with a man who is in profile, text says, "When he turns the light out...", orange background

© Susan Folwell

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