Meteor, Flower, Bird

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Meteor, Flower, Bird
Accession Number: 
80.3.13
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 222 cm, W: 225.9 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
designed in 1978
made in 1980
Web Description: 
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.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Art Centrum, Former Collection
1980
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Primary Description: 
Sculpture, "Meteor, Flower, Bird". Colorless glass; mold-melted, cut, ground, polished, assembled; steel structure.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Sculpture Gallery
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Modern and contemporary art glass (2006) illustrated, slide 15; BIB# 130418
Contemporary American Glass Art Education: A Handbook (2002) illustrated, p. 66; BIB# 109340
Glass: Top Treasures of the Century (2000/03) illustrated, pp. 126-127;
Glass: an artist's medium (1998) illustrated, p. 166; BIB# 60085
Glass Art (1996) illustrated, p. 56; BIB# 36413
Arts Walk, Crystal Country (1991) pp. 42-43;
A Short History of Glass (1990 edition) (1990) illustrated, p. 107, 110-111; #97; BIB# 33211
New Glass Review, 6 (1985) illustrated, p. 41, #115;
Recent Important Acquisitions, 23 (1981) illustrated, p. 105, #51;
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1980 (1981) p. 8;
A Short History of Glass (1980 edition) (1980) illustrated, pp. 92-93, #94; BIB# 21161
New Corning Museum of Glass (1980) illustrated, p. 59;
Il Corning Museum illustrated, p. 22;