Soma 2015

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Soma 2015
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Overall H: about 25 cm, W: about 200 cm, D: 150 cm
Not on Display
Web Description: 
Ayala Serfaty’s light sculptures are made of glass filaments encased in a polymer membrane. The handmade Italian glass filaments are shaped and fused with a torch in Serfaty’s studio in Tel Aviv, Israel. The finished glass structures are sprayed with a clear polymer developed in the late 1940s by the U.S. military to protect ships in long-term storage. The result is a study in contrasts: industrial material used to make a skin-like membrane that suggests organic natural forms.
Serfaty, Ayala (Israeli, b. 1962), Source
Primary Description: 
Sculpture, "Soma 2015". Borosilicate glass rods, fused and flameworked; covered with a sprayed-on polymer membrane. The sculpture is illuminated with an LED lighting source located inside of the multi-part structure. Thin glass filaments are woven to produce spatial structures that are ultimately sprayed with a polymer to generate a skin-like layer, or membrane.
Recent Important Acquisitions (2016) illustrated, p. 121; BIB# AI101517
Acquisitions (2016) illustrated, p. 56 #39; BIB# AI101418
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2015 (2015) illustrated, p. 53; BIB# 706294