Still Life with Two Plums

Title: 
Still Life with Two Plums

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Still Life with Two Plums
Accession Number: 
2002.4.2
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 69.5 cm, Bowl Diam: 116.7 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
2000
Credit Line: 
Gift in part of the artists
Web Description: 
This still life, with its outsize scale, is meant to heighten our awareness of the world around us, including our dependence on nature and its cycles and seasons.– Joey Kirkpatrick The fruits in this Still Life include a pear, an unripe apple, an Italian prune plum, a lemon, a tangelo, a red apple, a greengage plum, and a peach. The technique used by the artists to make the glass fruits is unique. As in painting, they build layers of color on their glass forms by sifting colored glass powders onto the hot glass during the blowing process. This enables them to create realistic colors and textures. This enables them to create realistic colors and textures. All of the art works that you see in this area are representational: they depict things that we recognize, such as a bowl of fruit, a wild cat, and a table piled with glassware.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Mace, Flora C. ((American, b. 1949)), Source
2002
Kirkpatrick, Joey ((American, b. 1952)), Source
2002
Category: 
Inscription: 
Joey Kirkpatrick / Flora C. Mace / 1999
a) Bowl Signature and Date
Joey Kirkpatrick / Flora C. Mace / 823 Yale Ave N. / Seattle, WA 98109
b) Apple Signature and Date
Joey Kirkpatrick / Flora C. Mace / 1999
c) Peach Signature and Date
Joey Kirkpatrick / Flora C. Mace / 823 Yale Ave N. / Seattle, WA 98109
e) Green Plum Signature
Flora C. Mace / Joey Kirkpatrick
f) Lemon Signature
Joey Kirkpatrick / Flora C. Mace / 2000
h) Ital Prune Plum Sig/Date
Primary Description: 
Green and red glass, blown; glass powders; carved, painted alderwood; assembled. Oversized alder wood "fruit" bowl containing eight giant, hand-blown fruits colored with crushed glass powders. The fruits include a pear, an unripe apple, an Italian prune plum, a lemon, a tangelo, a red apple, a greengage plum, and a peach.
Recent Important Acquisitions, 45 (2003) illustrated, p. 229, fig. 60; BIB# AI59133
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2002 (2003) illustrated, p. 15; BIB# AI93609