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Image of Lovers Sweet Embrace While Dream Chariot Waits

Cappy Thompson
American, born 1952

Lovers Sweet Embrace While Dream Chariot Waits


Object Type: Glass
Creation Place: North America, American
17 3/4 in. x Diam: 11 3/4 in. (45.09 cm x 29.85 cm)
Medium and Support: Vitreous enamel reverse painted on free-blown glass
Accession Number: 2000.0003

Credit Line: Gift of Bowen and Carol Ballard, Jim and Jane Barganier, Lucy Blount, John and Joyce Caddell, Dorothy Cameron, Herman and Anne Franco, Ralph and Lila Franco, Mike and Julie Freeman, Corinna Gauntt, Barrie and Laura Harmon, Charles and Donna Ingalls, Richard and Sue Jaffe, Mike and Kent Jenkins, Ray Johnston, Jim and Mary Lynne Levy, Jim and Joan Loeb, Michael and Laura Luckett, Maurice and Peggy Mussafer, Jim Sabel, Philip Sellers, Charles and Winifred Stakely, Andy and Lisa Weil, Jean Weil, and Laurie Weil

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Thompson paints narrative scenes on the interior of blown glass vessels, dubbing them “self-contained environments where a story can be told from beginning to end.” She combines stylized themes and people from her personal life with a sense of the mythological derived from Persian and Indian art and the Hindu religion. "Lovers Sweet Embrace while Dream Chariot Waits" is a picture-poem portraying Thompson and her husband cuddling on their bed with their dog curled up on the floor beside them. Above them, two smiling cherubs drop flowers onto their richly decorated canopy bed. On the opposite side, a goddess spills waves of stars and dream dust into a chariot pulled by two winged horses.

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