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Hanging Sculpture
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Overall H: 120.0 cm, W: 38.0 cm, D: 13.8 cm
On Display
Web Description: 
The dark and roughened surface of Gyorgy Buczko's mysterious sculpture is suggestive of an ancient relic, perhaps the letter of a forgotten language, or even a hieroglyph. Buczko has a deep interest in the shapes of hieroglyphs and other symbols developed by early cultures. He says, "My interest stems from their simplified yet powerful appearance, in which only the essential elements remain after all the unnecessary factors are removed."
Artbureau Commercial Co., Ltd., Source
silver paint in block letters on front, right, mid-point
Primary Description: 
Transparent olive green non-lead sheet glass, white rope, metal hook; cut, fused, slumped. Hanging vertical sculpture of cut sheet glass in varying layers creating a flat band curving back on itself to form a "figure 8" ending with open (almost touching), slightly uneven, pointed base tips, top section is in shape of an upside down teardrop with radiating surface lines (created by glass layers) overlaid with texturing in high relief, lower section is vertical almond shape; overall uneven rough textured surface, remnants of mold material; sculpture hangs from a double loop with knot of common white rope suspended from a metal hook; silver paint in block letters on front, right, mid-point: "Buczkó/1991".
Corning Museum of Glass
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Gallerie Rob van den Doel: International Glascentrum
Galerie Rob van den Doel 1993 through 1993
Title Unknown (Miller Gallery, NY)
Miller Gallery 1991 through 1991
Contemporary Glass Sculptures and Panels: Selections from the Corning Museum of Glass (2008) illustrated, p. 22, 128-129 (fig. 34, plate 40); BIB# 107478
Recent Important Acquisitions, 38 (1996) illustrated, p. 252, #51; BIB# AI97737