Transparency is one of the most important and most characteristic aspects of glass. It is penetrating; it dematerializes the material and connects it with the atmosphere. – Stanislav Libenský
The internationally acclaimed artists Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová have pioneered, explored, developed, and defined cast glass as a medium for contemporary sculpture.
The architectural installation Meteor, Flower, Bird was commissioned by The Corning Museum of Glass in 1978. Created in collaboration with Museum architect Gunnar Birkerts, the sculpture was conceived in three parts and composed of multiple cast glass elements that are attached to a steel structure.
Meteor incorporates the Museum’s logo and represents Corning as the international center for information about glass. Flower symbolizes the eternal beauty of glass and reflects the organic, amorphous shape of the silver Birkerts building. Bird is represented by the dove of peace, which refers to the global language of glass that is unrestrained by borders.