Distortion Box II

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Distortion Box II
Accession Number: 
2012.4.158
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 38.1 cm, W: 61 cm, D: 38.1 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1974
Web Description: 
This sculpture illustrates the manipulation of plate glass by Littleton inside the kiln.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Littleton Collection, Source
2012-12-14
Color: 
Primary Description: 
Sculpture, "Distortion Box II". Plate glass, brass, wood; glass slumped inside of a kiln and cut for custom-made brass fitting. Eleven square sheets of plate glass, softened into distorted shapes inside of the kiln, stand on edge on top of a wood base. A brass rod is threaded through the middle of the sheets of plate glass, and secured at each end by a brass cap. Wood base sets atop a transparent smokey-black rectangular sheet of glass.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2011-11-17 through 2013-01-06
West Bridge show at CMoG
Harvey K. Littleton: A Life in Glass (2011) p. 95, top of the page; BIB# 127267
Glassblowing: A Search for Form (1971) p. 67; BIB# 27281