Monster #1

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Monster #1
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
86.4.49
Dimensions: 
H: 10.3 cm, L: 22.7 cm, W: 9.7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1985
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass with opaque lavender, amethyst, blue, tan, yellow, green, aqua enamels; fused, sandblasted, enameled, slumped. "Cut-out" four-legged animal; sections of translucent glass are fused together forming a "cut-out" animal with a pointed head, four-pronged tail and four legs with high-heeled shoes; entire outer side of body painted with enamels which will iridize during re-firing in a patchwork of shades of purple, green, gold and blue on the animal's back, stripes on the tail and legs and on the head in a gradation from gold on to purple; small "wells" are sandblasted into triangle shapes at the neck, small squares at the grid junctures on the back, and eyes, lips and teeth on the head, depressions are filled with non- iridizing, multi-colored enamels; entire flat piece is then slumped over a carved insulation brick to form standing creature; inscribed "cO 1985 Janet Kelman" on underside above back right leg.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Kelman, Janet (American, b.1948), Source
1986-04-24
Color: 
Inscription: 
c 1985 Janet Kelman
signature
Glass Animals: 3,500 Years of Artistry and Design (1988) illustrated, p. 204  (top); BIB# 32200
Glass Animals: 3500 Years of Artistry (1988) illustrated, leaf 56; BIB# 3398
New Glass Review, 7 (1986) illustrated, p. 18, pl. 43;
Recent Acquisitions: Corning (New Work) (1986) p. 38;