Gretchen Bennett’s Dying Fawn, freezes and preserves in a small porcelain sculpture the moment of passing on. It’s intimate, yet awkwardly small scale and tangible material entices a viewer toward it, even as the heart-wrenching gesture of Bennett’s familiar fawn should repel them. Each exquisite sculpture rests on a felt pad.
Dying Fawn, 2009
Porcelain, ed. 10
14.5 x 13 x 2.5 in.
Abigail Guy and Yoko Ott curators
Many thanks to artist Saya Moriyasu for her help and expertise in realizing this work.