Alum Lorraine Capparell Showcases Her Buddha-Inspired Ceramic Art

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

BUDDHIST DOOR (HONG KONG) -- Capparell, originally from Rochester, New York, studied sculpture with Steven DeStaebler at San Francisco State University in the 1970s. A successful painter, sculptor and photographer, Capparell now works from her studio in Palo Alto. Having traveled extensively in Asia, Capparell’s artwork is often inspired by Buddhist and Hindu art and architecture. At the exhibition’s opening, the artist explained that she came across Buddhism in Myanmar, where a sculpture of the Buddha’s parinirvaṇa “[evoked] in her a sense of peace.”