Snow Queen

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Snow Queen
Accession Number: 
2010.4.123
Dimensions: 
(a) H: 62.1 cm, W: 23 cm, D: 22.8 cm; (b) H: 30.6 cm, W: 6.1 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
2004
Primary Description: 
Colorless Borosilicate glass, noble gasses, plastic, adhesive, electrical wiring/components; blown, tooled, acid-etched, assembled. (a) Colorless glass sculpture in the shape of an hourglass with twenty wavy cylindrical tentacles and one shorter central tentacle, all with bulbous tips, extending from top half; base of hourglass filled with colorless glass beads. Sculpture filled with noble gasses, which illuminate when sculpture is connected to electrical current. Glass sculpture fixed atop a colorless hollow cube base made up of plastic panels with frosted surfaces held together with plastic screws and adhesive; base has four cube feet, three patches of drilled ventilation holes, and two non-frosted cubes attached to top. Sculpture has two separate black cords with AC adapters. (b) Colorless hollow glass wand; blown, tooled, and acid-etched to produce matte finish. Wand has knopped stem and pointed central tip that is surrounded by four additional pointed tentacles. Wand contains a very small amount of loose dark powder.
Provenance: 
Exhibit A, Source
2010-07-30
Color: 
Inscription: 
Snow Queen
inscription
Pencil base
"Snow Queen" 2004 / Venus Series / Candice Gawne
signature
Ink base