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Overall H: 48.3 cm, W: 40.6 cm, D: 25.4 cm
On Display
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Gift of Barry Friedman Ltd., New York
Web Description: 
Meitner works with transparency, translucence, and opacity in glass, and by covering the glass partly with metal foils, he changes its nature. In his objects with metallic elements, Meitner creates a visual tension, contrasting the light, airy, and amorphous character of glass with the light-absorbing denseness and heaviness of metal. Both metal and glass can be precious, and they can shine and sparkle, but they are profoundly different in character. This is one of a series of pieces that Meitner made while he was an artist in residence at Sars-Poteries. Although the animals are clearly symbolic, Meitner does not give them individual meanings. Rather, they represent changing aspects of the artist’s psyche.
Barry Friedman Ltd., Source
R Meitner 98
on underside of (b)
Primary Description: 
Blown soda-lime glass, cut lead glass; gold and silver foils. Three piece sculpture with inverted conical shape base (a). Rabbit (b) sits atop base and wand (c) rests against base with the head on the base and the base of the stem down. Entire sculpture decorated with patches of gold foil.
Masters of Studio Glass: Richard Craig Meitner
Museum of Glass 2010-07-17 through 2011-06-19
Corning Museum of Glass
West Bridge Exhibit
Glass with Class: The Corning Museum of Glass (2009-07) illustrated, p. 14, right; BIB# AI98002
Corning Museum of Glass (2009-01) illustrated, p. 22; BIB# 109342