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Debora Moore (American, b. 1960) United States, Seattle, Washington 2007 Blown and hot-worked glass, hot-applied glass powders, acid-etched H: 96.52 cm, W: 30.5 cm, D: 17.8 cm (2007.4.70) Glass is an inorganic material, and it is not usually thought of as possessing natural or organic qualities.
Christopher Wilmarth (American, 1943–1987) United States, New York, New York 1969 Industrial sheet glass, cut, slumped, acid-etched, assembled H: 36 cm, W: 238.5 cm, D: 221.5 cm (2000.4.53) For Christopher Wilmarth, who was widely recognized for his abstract sculpture in steel and glass, glass was
Silvia Levenson (Argentinean, b. 1957) Italy, Vigevano 1996–2004 Cast glass; artificial grass; nylon line H: variable, W: 120 cm, D: 120 cm (2004.3.29) In her art, Silvia Levenson addresses the difficulties of living with threats of violence, both political and domestic, that are out of our control
Jun Kaneko (Japanese, b. 1942) United States, Portland, Oregon 2001 Kiln-formed glass, cut, assembled H: 200 cm, W: 106.6 cm, D: 106.6 cm (2007.4.4) Although his primary material is clay, the sculptor Jun Kaneko was invited in 1998 to do an artist residency at Bullseye Glass Company in Oregon. It
Sun Chariot (Detail) Laura de Santillana (Italian, b. 1955) Italy, Murano 2001 Blown incalmo, hot-worked H: 41.2, W: 47.7 cm, D: 5.6 cm (2002.3.3) Cristallo e bronzo (Crystal and bronze) Laura de Santillana (Italian, b. 1955) With the assistance of Simone Cenedese and Rudolfo Brustolin Italy,
Zora Palová (Slovak, b. 1947) Slovakia, Bratislava 2008 Mold-melted glass, ground H: 190.5 cm, W: 39 cm, D: 28.5 cm (2008.3.41) The changing colors and movement of flowing water have inspired many artists working in glass. Of the four elements—earth, fire, air, and water—water shares the most
Ann Wolff (German, b. 1937) Germany, Berlin 1999 Antique sheet glass, enameled; steel frame H: 117.5 cm, W: 107.5 cm, D: 11.1 cm (2004.3.11) Ann Wolff has spent most of her adult life living and working in Transjö, Sweden. For many years, she designed for the Kosta Boda glassworks, during which
Harvey K. Littleton (American, b. 1922) United States, Spruce Pine, North Carolina 1984 Cased and hot-worked glass, cut H: 37.2 cm, W: 44 cm, D: 11.3 cm (2007.4.168) Harvey Littleton, who founded the American Studio Glass movement with the glass research scientist Dominick Labino, was born and
Nicole Chesney (American, b. 1971) United States, Cranston, Rhode Island 2005 Sandblasted mirror; oil paint H: 172.8 cm, W: 203.2 cm (2005.4.162) In her investigations of light, space, perception, and imagination, Nicole Chesney has been inspired by the writings of the French philosopher Gaston
Judith Schaechter (American, b. 1961) United States, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2009 Cut colored glass; lead came; lightbox H: 76.2 cm, W: 109.2 cm (2010.4.121) Judith Schaechter is an international leader in the medium of stained glass. Much of her work is inspired by music, and her idea for The