Life Sanctuary 2001

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Life Sanctuary 2001
Accession Number: 
2007.4.161
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 29.9 cm, W: 61 cm, D: 61 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
2001
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Ben W. Heineman Sr. Family
Web Description: 
Inspired by the dramatic landscape of Eric Hilton’s homeland—with its sweeping vistas of ocean and treeless moors—Life Sanctuary is about how the artist feels when he visits his remote crofter’s cottage in northwestern Scotland. But the sculpture, made of 90 cast lead glass cubes, is also a metaphor for the landscape of the mind. Hilton populates this landscape of memory and imagination with shining prisms, complicated forms, and lines that appear and disappear within the sculpture’s glass cubes.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Habatat Galleries Inc., Former Collection
2001
Heineman, Ben W. Sr. Family, Source
Primary Description: 
Cast Schott LFS glass, cut, sandblasted, engraved; granite base; assembled. Sculpture consists of 90 pieces placed in a specific order.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Contemporary Glass Gallery and Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection (2009) illustrated, pp. 140-141, pl. 59; BIB# 109983