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Pink Gesture

1980 Margie Jervis Born: Washington, District of Columbia 1956 Susie Krasnican Born: Alliance, Ohio 1954 sandblasted glass 5 1/4 x 12 in. (13.3 x 30.5 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Ronald and Anne Abramson, Bernard and Sherley Koteen, Paul and Elmerina Parkman and Jack and Anne Ryan 1981.121 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 56A


Luce Center Label

To make Pink Gesture, Margie Jervis and Susie Krasnican started with a symmetrical clear glass bowl provided by fellow artist and glass blower Jim Harmon. Jervis and Krasnican masked off different areas with rubber sheeting, then used a sandblaster to erode away large sections. The artists experimented with temporary color combinations by painting with acrylics directly onto the glass. When the desired color was found, they matched it in heat-set enamel paint, which was permanently fired onto the piece. The zigzagged edges of the vessel make it appear as if this is one half of a sphere twisted open to reveal the pastel pink inside.

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decorative arts - glass

Crafts - Glass

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About Margie Jervis

Born: Washington, District of Columbia 1956

About Susie Krasnican

Born: Alliance, Ohio 1954

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