The Kindness of the Sky in a City

Title: 
The Kindness of the Sky in a City

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
The Kindness of the Sky in a City
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
96.6.3
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 33 cm, W: 18.2 cm, Diam (base): 15.7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1995
Primary Description: 
Glass: light red-amethyst, colorless; enamels: opaque black and white, light blue-green, yellow, pink; top: mold-blown; mid-section: blown, tooled; base: blown in the graal technique (with internal brushed enameling); all three sections ground and polished, assembled. Sculpture with top section of colorless in the shape of an irregular teardrop-shaped hollow "cloud" with bumpy wide end and curled up point, top section rests horizontally and is joined at mid-point to narrow, vertical, double-lobed bubble-stem, connected in turn with hollow, elongated hemispherical base (resting on wide open end), top (narrow end) is ground and polished flat where it joins bubble-stem, base is rendered opaque by internal enamel decoration consisting of three stylized loosely-brushed white-ish human torsos extending from base, arms are raised above upturned heads, pink linear smiles, directly above each pointed nose three painted droplets extend vertically towards top, interspersed with figures and also extending from the base are three vertical, rectangular buildings with light blue-green and white coloration and staggered small black rectangular "windows"; overall traces of pastel colors: overall scattered bubbles, fire-polished base rim; unsigned.
Department: 
Series: 
The Kindness of the Sky in a City
Provenance: 
Hayazaki, Shiho (Japanese, b. 1975), Source
1996-06-26
Glass Art Society International Student Exhibition
Venue(s)
Massachusetts College of Art 1996-06-06 through 1996-06-09