Sky Sun Dinner Plate
Judy Chicago’s Sky Sun created in 1971, illustrates her attempt to meld flesh and landscape references through color, form, and technique. Created using her signature palette of bright pastels, Sky Sun is part of a series of works painted using a technique Chicago developed after she learned how to spray paint at autobody school. Acrylic lacquer, sprayed in successive layers onto an acrylic support, allowed for a complete fusion of color and surface. The luminous squares of color that fade in and out of their gridded format seem to move and breathe as they expand and contract.
2019; fine bone china, hand wash recommended; 10.76in diameter; Edition of 1000.
Artwork, Judy Chicago, Sky Sun, 1971.