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Object Name: 
Sculptural Vessel
Title: 
Untitled
Accession Number: 
2007.3.106
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 13.8 cm, W: 25 cm, D: 22.4 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1988
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Ben W. Heineman Sr. Family
Web Description: 
In 1988, Zynsky’s palette included a lot of black and very bright, contrasting colors, inspired by sights Zynsky had seen in her travels, such as the plumage of tropical birds or African textiles in a marketplace. “For research, I travel and look at all kinds of things,” Zynsky says. “Things that are an enrichment and pleasure to look at. My work is about being alive.”
Department: 
Series: 
Tierra del Fuego
Provenance: 
Heineman, Ben W. Sr. Family, Source
Category: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
Z
signature
Imbedded with Black Glas on base
Primary Description: 
Fused and thermo-formed glass threads (filet de verre).
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2011-04-02 through 2011-12-04
A pioneer of the studio glass movement, Toots Zynsky draws from the traditions of painting, sculpture and the decorative arts to inspire her innovative, intricate vessels. Masters of Studio Glass: Toots Zynsky, featured 12 works representing the varied techniques and inspirations from throughout Zynsky’s career. Zynsky attended the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where she was one of acclaimed artist Dale Chihuly’s first students. In 1971, she was part of a group of Chihuly’s friends and RISD students who founded the influential Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State. There, she made installations of slumped plate glass, and later experimented with video and performance work with artist Buster Simpson, incorporating hot and cold glass. This experimental work was critical to the development of using glass as a material to explore issues in contemporary art.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Contemporary Glass Gallery and Changing Exhibitions Gallery
 
Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection (2009) illustrated, p. 345, pl. 234; BIB# 109983