Tree Symbol

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Tree Symbol
Accession Number: 
86.3.107
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 38.9 cm, W: 29.7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1984
Credit Line: 
Gift of the artist
Primary Description: 
Transparent amber and deep blue cased in colorless partial lead glasses; hot-worked with gold and silver foil inclusions. Abstract tree; massive, solid squared "trunk" tapering to a point at the top comprised of amber cased in colorless with six raised vertical ribs extending from base to mid-section; upper half decorated with seven irregular knobs in varying sizes (smallest at point) of blue with applied patches of gold and silver leaf, cased in colorless and applied "hot" to trunk by thick colorless patties; flattened base with four colorless pad feet; large ground pontil area; inscribed vertically in script near base "A. Barbini (script)/Robert (script) Willson (block)".
Department: 
Provenance: 
Willson, Robert ((American, 1912-2000)), Source
Title Unknown (Odessa Art Institute)
Venue(s)
Odessa Art Institute 1986-09 through 1986-10
Title Unknown (Tulane University Art Gallery)
Venue(s)
Tulane University Art Gallery 1985-05 through 1985-06
 
Sculptures in Solid Glass by Robert Wilson
Venue(s)
Ca'Pesaro Museum of Modern Art 1984-09-25 through 1984-10-10
A Texan in Venice (2003-05) illustrated, p. 58;
The Gather (2003) p. 5;