Miranda VIII

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Miranda VIII
Accession Number: 
2004.4.67
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 41.7 cm, W: 52.4 cm, D: 44.2 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1991
Credit Line: 
Gift of the artist in memory of his father, Jasper L. Leighton
Web Description: 
The rough surface and irregular form of this mysterious sculpture make it seem otherworldly, possibly extraterrestrial. It evokes the unusual shapes and dense mass of tektites, the ancient specimens of natural glass created when meteorites hit the earth.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Leighton, John ((American, b. 1948)), Source
Color: 
Technique: 
Inscription: 
J Leighton
Signature
Engraved Front, lower right corner. in script
Primary Description: 
Opaque black glass; kiln-cast, inclusions; wire. Roughly TV tube shape sculpture with large open cavities at the top, bottom and back. The front of the sculpture is shiny, in a "grid" format, with another cavity in the bottom right corner of the "grid".
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2007-04-01 through 2007-10-21
West Bridge Show; traveling to The Gallery at Steuben in 2008 (cancelled 6-2008)
Casting Poetic Sentiment: Glass Art Creation Methodology (2008) illustrated, p. 132, fig. 170; BIB# 107146
New Glass Review, 26 (2005) illustrated, p. 114;