The most recognizable sculpture by the late Jean Cappadonna Nichols is this figurative work, Daydreamer with Botticelli Barbie and Rat Patrol. All her ceramics blaze with color and carry the imprimatur of her unorthodox creativity.
Nichols created the life-size work in white earthenware and then painted the surface with a tattoo-like collage of fantastic images ranging from dark to humorous. Below: Installation view (Florida Sun-Sentinel photo)
Her topics ranged from the environment to tattoos, from the ills of society to the average woman’s life. Below, two from her What’s a Nice Girl Like You series. (Left: Crazed Weekend Warrior / Right: Leaning Toward Nonfunctional)
This one – called Photo Op with a Zipper (below) – is from her Partly Truth, Partly Fiction series.
She also had a series on teapots. Below, Blast-of-Steam Machine
Jean Cappadonna Nichols (b: 1941) was based in Florida when she died in December, 2011.
See more on her website, here.