Soma 2015

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Soma 2015
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
2015.3.12
Dimensions: 
Overall H: about 25 cm, W: about 200 cm, D: 150 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
2015
Web Description: 
Ayala Serfaty’s light sculptures are made of glass filaments encased in a polymer membrane. The handmade Italian glass filaments are shaped and fused with a torch in Serfaty’s studio in Tel Aviv, Israel. The finished glass structures are sprayed with a clear polymer developed in the late 1940s by the U.S. military to protect ships in long-term storage. The result is a study in contrasts: industrial material used to make a skin-like membrane that suggests organic natural forms.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Serfaty, Ayala (Israeli, b. 1962), Source
2014
to
2015-07-30
Primary Description: 
Sculpture, "Soma 2015". Borosilicate glass rods, fused and flameworked; covered with a sprayed-on polymer membrane. The sculpture is illuminated with an LED lighting source located inside of the multi-part structure. Thin glass filaments are woven to produce spatial structures that are ultimately sprayed with a polymer to generate a skin-like layer, or membrane.
Acquisitions (2016) illustrated, p. 56 #39; BIB# AI101418
For the Love of Glass: The Corning Museum of Glass Acquires Five New Works for Its Contemporary Art + Design Wing, Opening March 20 (2015-03) illustrated, p. 142; BIB# AI102299