Sun Chariot

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Object Name: 
Sun Chariot
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 41.2 cm, W: 47.7 cm, D: 5.6 cm
On Display
Web Description: 
De Santillana is an internationally recognized artist and designer whose work is innovative, classic, and experimental. Subtle and complex in color and minimalist in format, her objects inhabit an indefinable space between painting and sculpture. A deep connection to the natural world and to the realm of the senses informs her artistic activity. Sun Chariot is a flattened architectonic sculpture influenced by the expressive canvases of the American color-field painter Mark Rothko. It investigates the intricacies of color, form, and mass.
Elliott Brown Gallery, Former Collection
Signature and date
inscribed in block letters on bottom of base
Primary Description: 
Sculpture, "Sun Chariot". Multicolored (violet, amber, yellow, yellow-green) glass; blown incalmo, fumed, hot-worked. The walls of the vessel are "compressed" with cork paddles during the blowing process. The mouth of the vessel is pressed together, sealing the body but leaving pockets of open space inside.
Contrasts: A Glass Primer
Museum of Glass 2006-11-10 through 2009-10-11
Contemporary Glass Vessels: Selections from the Corning Museum of Glass (2015) illustrated, p. 35, 172-173 (fig. 70, plate 63); BIB# 149403
Jurors' Choice (2014) illustrated, p. 96, top; BIB# AI98391
Contrasts: A Glass Primer (2007) illustrated, p. 18; BIB# 100121
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2002 (2003) illustrated, p. 14, bottom; BIB# AI93609
Recent Important Acquisitions, 45 (2003) illustrated, pp. 230-231, fig. 61; BIB# AI59133