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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
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Maker(s):Scott, Paul
Culture:British; English (1953- )
Title:Scott's Cumbrian Blue(s), American Scenery, Hudson River, Indian Point No. 4
Date Made:ca. 1820; 2015
Type:Sculpture
Materials:Refined earthenware with cobalt blue shell-edge and lead glaze (pearlware); transfer print
Place Made:Europe; United Kingdom; Great Britain; England; Staffordshire and North America; United States; Massachusetts; Cummington
Measurements:Overall: 11 3/4 in x 15 1/4 in x 1 in; 29.8 cm x 38.7 cm x 2.5 cm
Accession Number:  MH 2015.12.1
Credit Line:Purchase with the Elizabeth Peirce Allyn (Class of 1951) Fund
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Label Text:
Paul Scott repurposes antique ceramics to comment on contemporary issues. By subtly changing traditional designs, Scott subverts the vessel’s original context, transforming a domestic object into a political one. This transfer-printed panoramic view was created using a collage of a modern photograph of New York’s Indian Point nuclear power plant and landscape designs from traditional American tablewares. At first glance the scene recalls the romantic landscapes of 19th-century Hudson River School painters, but the power plant brings us into the present day and presents a powerful contrast with the otherwise pastoral view. Scott created the work in Cummington, MA using a platter originally produced for the American market in Staffordshire, England.

-Aaron Miller, Associate Curator of Visual and Material Culture, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum (Sept. 2016)

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