Black Coral

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Object Name: 
2-part Sculpture
Black Coral
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
H: 50.7 cm, Diam (base): 20.4 cm, L: 54.5 cm
Not on Display
about 1980
Credit Line: 
Gift of Erica Karawina
Primary Description: 
Transparent cobalt, ultramarine, orange, yellow and red non-lead glasses; black epoxy, black painted metal; fan-shape wood frame encloses cut pieces of glass, epoxy poured around glass, after setting, frame removed, fabricated metal support. Two-sided fan-shape panel of thick pieces of colored glass embedded in black epoxy background; border outlined in cobalt and ultramarine glass pieces which encircle groups of stylized fish in varying sizes of red and orange glass with yellow accents facing different directions; on one side of panel the glass extends in high relief, on the other side it is almost flush with background covered with embedded granules; extended flange of fan rests on support framework of soldered metal rods painted black fused to a flat metal disc base; inscribed on piece of glass at lower edge of fan: "KARAWINA".
Karawina, Erica ((b. 1904)), Source
Academy of Arts 1985 through 1985