The Silent

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
The Silent
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
97.3.38
Dimensions: 
Overall a) H: 19.2 cm, W: 16.4 cm, D: 30.2 cm; b) H: 10.1 cm, W: 30.2 cm, D: 30.1 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1997
Credit Line: 
12th Rakow Commission
Web Description: 
An acclaimed designer and studio artist, Ann Wolff has spent most of her adult life living and working in Transjö, Sweden. For many years, she designed for the Kosta Boda glassworks, during which time she also pursued an independent career as a studio artist. The subject of Wolff's blown and engraved bowls and cast sculptures is the life of women, and her work rarely strays from that exploration. The relationships between women as friends, and as mothers and daughters, and the role of women in society deeply concern her. Wolff writes: "It is natural to take oneself as one's starting point. The situation of women partly determines who I am and leads me to pose particular questions."
Department: 
Provenance: 
Wolff, Ann (Warff) ((German, b. 1937)), Source
1996-11-22
Color: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
Ann Wolff
signature
Primary Description: 
Transparent to opaque gray glass; kiln-cast, polished. Stone base.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Society/Industry News (1998-01) p. 27ff., ill.;
Recent Important Acquisitions, 40 (1998) illustrated, p. 177, #74; BIB# AI40492
Title Unknown (American Glass Review) (1998) cover; p. 3;
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1997 (1998) illustrated, pp. 6-7, 15;