Green-aid Squirrel, 2010
Indigenous earthenware
Chipstone Foundation

Green-aid Squirrel (a.k.a. Boom Boom) is part of a series based on molded squirrel bottles made by Moravian potters in early nineteenth-century North Carolina. In the process of rediscovering the Moravian production techniques, Erickson realized that the molded bottle form lent itself perfectly to contemporary interpretations. The original bottles, examples of which can be found in the gallery behind you, typically feature a squirrel holding an acorn between its paws. Here nature stands ready to defend itself against the forces of global warming and environmental destruction.