Sun Chariot (Detail)

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Sun Chariot (Detail)
Accession Number: 
2002.3.3
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 41.2 cm, W: 47.7 cm, D: 5.6 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
2001
Web Description: 
De Santillana is an internationally recognized artist and designer whose work is innovative, classic, and experimental. Subtle and complex in color and minimalist in format, her objects inhabit an indefinable space between painting and sculpture. A deep connection to the natural world and to the realm of the senses informs her artistic activity. Sun Chariot is a flattened architectonic sculpture influenced by the expressive canvases of the American color-field painter Mark Rothko. It investigates the intricacies of color, form, and mass.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Elliott Brown Gallery ((Kate Elliott)), Former Collection
2002-04-17
Category: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
LAURA DE SANTILLANA 2001
Signature and date
inscribed in block letters on bottom of base
Primary Description: 
Sculpture, "Sun Chariot (Detail)". Multicolored (violet, amber, yellow, yellow-green) glass; blown incalmo, fumed, hot-worked. The walls of the vessel are "compressed" with cork paddles during the blowing process. The mouth of the vessel is pressed together, sealing the body but leaving pockets of open space inside.
Contrasts: A Glass Primer
Venue(s)
Museum of Glass: International Center for Contemporary Art 2006-11-10 through 2009-10-11
Contrasts: A Glass Primer (2007) illustrated, p. 18; BIB# 100121
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2002 (2003) illustrated, p. 14, bottom; BIB# AI93609
Recent Important Acquisitions, 45 (2003) illustrated, pp. 230-231, fig. 61; BIB# AI59133