Lao Tsu's 82nd Poem

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Lao Tsu's 82nd Poem
Accession Number: 
2015.4.20
Dimensions: 
Overall H: about 110 cm, Diam (max): about 30 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
2006
Credit Line: 
Gift of the artist
Primary Description: 
Sculpture, "Lao Tsu's 82nd Poem". Colorless glass, blown and hot-worked; painted with cold enamel paints and assembled with UV adhesive. Sculpture in the form of a snake, with a snake head on top of four solid irregular spheres, the fourth attached to a glass square wrapped with cane to form a roundel with the portrait of a female head. The other side has the portrait of a male head. Beneath the portrait roundel are 8 solid irregular spheres, the whole sculpture supported on a round flat foot. The spheres are painted with various symbols and the curving body of the snake, which continues onto the foot of the sculpture.
Provenance: 
Carlson, Robert (American, b. 1952), Source
2006
to
2015-10-22
Inscription: 
R. Carlson 2006
signature
Engraved on top of foot