FountainheadArtist(s)Robert PiepenburgArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date2006Medium & Supportraku ware ceramicDimensions
33 in x 8 in x 8 in (83.82 cm x 20.32 cm x 20.32 cm)Credit LineGift of the artistSubject matter
Known for his integration of Raku Firing techniques, the Ann Arbor-based ceramicist creates fine art ceramics that represent Piepenburg's pursuit of the spirit. The title references the book by mid-twentieth century novelist Ayn Rand about a modernist architect. The architectural motifs in this sculpture reference the book's main character, who was Rand's ideal man—one who favors individualism over collectivity.Physical Description
This ceramic sculpture has a base comprised of four rectangular pieces that create a box, topped with three perpendicularly-placed rectangles. It is topped with four curved segments. The sculpture is signed "Piepenburg" in the clay.Primary Object Classification Sculpture Primary Object Typeabstract sculptureAdditional Object Classification(s)CeramicCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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