As she says in the video in yesterday's post, Peggy Reichard does love hand-building ceramic boat shapes,* and she does love to work with fabric, and she does love to take photographs. Occasionally she puts it all together.
This photo shows just one of the banners from Peggy's 2003 show, the inspiration for which came out of her visit to Hanoi. She printed one large digital image of a Vietnamese boat on each of the long silk banners. Then she attached smaller photos of local people and scenes, also printed on the same kind of silk, to each long banner. She also created the small ceramic boats that sat on pedestals among the banners.
I can't find photos of the first of Peggy's ceramic pieces that I saw. She made these while she was studying for her Masters degree in Philadelphia. They were small ceramic cups or shallow pieces partially filled with beautiful tinted glass. It looked like the cups still held a bit of water or that she'd left them out in the rain and the drops and puddles had became permanent. They were at once simple and astonishing.
*She loves real boats, too. She and her husband have been serious, dedicated sailors on the lakes in Michigan and now Chesapeake Bay.
I feel her work should show up in the National Women's Art Museum some day--hopefully soon!