Wurmans" Family Dinnerware
16" serving platter and 11" dinner plates Commission - not for
personal letter from Bubbles the artist to the wonderful Wurman
Sans lovely parents, Gloria and Richard, I, Bubbles the artist,
have never laid eyes on the actual flesh of any of the charming
Wurman brood. Therefore, all of my interpretations are based
on impressions I formed from the magnificent photo provided
by the matriarch. I apologize in advance for any liberties taken
that may offend the actual portraitees. I formed beautiful pictures
of everyone in my mind and hope justice was served to all body
parts. The task of portraying this many personages and pets
on one plate or platter was excessively challenging, even for
an artist of my stature, but I look forward to my new line of
head-of-a-pin paintings, inspired by the work here.
I know my interpretations "drift" from plate to plate,
but please understand the nature of glaze and the pains I take
to treat each family member to three full coats (!), an extravagant
measure which oftentimes forces features to mutate from the
original stroke. A weight gain of 10 -15 pounds per person or
pet from plate to plate is the nature of the ceramic beast.
I pride myself on my grippingly realistic portraits and hope
you can recognize at least some part of yourselves here.
I feel like I have gotten to know all of you and can give you
my highest words of praise: You are a family that would look
stunning as a turkey platter!