I've got Connections withdrawal (The Met's recently ended 100-episode series during which museum staff ranging from Andrew Bolton, fashion and costume curator, to security manager Jose Rivero make connections between diverse works of art). So today I made one of my own: Dissolve.
Sherry Williams's fluid inks on paper have a lightness not unlike the surface of a Vietnamese ceramic.
[Jar (Hu) Vietnam, stoneware with traces of natural glaze, Han-Viet period, 1st - 3rd century, 11 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. Diam. (28.6 x 19.1 cm) Birmingham Museum of Art.]
The connection here may be mostly accidental -- the jar above is very, very old with just remnants of natural glaze which creates the illusion of liquid dissolving on the surface -- but in general Vietnamese ceramics are delicate with refined, often airy, decoration. Think ethereal meets earthy.
BTW, we're at day 16 in the countdown to Dragons and Lotus Blossoms. The biggest Vietnamese ceramics show ever mounted in the U.S. open at the BMA in a little over two weeks. Click here for more.