Anne Kraus (1956-2003; USA)

I am Safe Here and I am Scared of Flying Now
Underglazed Whiteware Tiles; ht. 37.75, wd. 27.75, dp. 1.25 in.

Cartouche on Tile reads: "I am safe here and I am scared of flying now. A man standing near me tells me that flying is a known ability and I just have to remember that.  He reminds me that there is another world of fantastic possibility from which we all once came." This piece is from the final works by the artist.

Exhibited: "One Person Exhibition", Garth Clark Gallery, New York  2003.


Kraus studied at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. B.A. 1978, Painting; 1982, Greenwich House Pottery, New York; 1984, Alfred University, Alfred, NY, B.F.A., Ceramics. Awards: The New Jersey State Council of the Arts Award, 1988. Collections of her work are included in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Houston Museum of Fine Art, the Newark Museum, Carnegie Museum, Everson Museum of Art, the International Ceramic Museum, Shigaraki, Japan and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Kraus continued her love of painting, creating narrative scenes on ceramic vessels. On a single artwork there are many different images together with meticulously printed text. Together they explore stories depicting man's tenuous balance between reality and the unknown, a psychological state that Kraus mined in all her work.



Tiles are mounted, not loose. 

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