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Pear

1994 Flora C. Mace Born: Exeter, New Hampshire 1949 Joey Kirkpatrick Born: Des Moines, Iowa 1952 glass 25 1/4 x 16 x 15 5/8 in. (64.2 x 40.7 x 39.7 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the James Renwick Alliance 1995.16.4 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 55B


Luce Center Quote

"[Fruit] shows the bountifulness of life." Joey Kirkpatrick, American Craft, 1989

Luce Center Label

Joey Kirkpatrick and Flora Mace hope their fruit sculptures inspire people to appreciate everyday objects. To build up the realistic color in Green Apple and Pear, they sifted crushed colored glass onto the blown form while it was still hot, creating layers of tone and texture. In the Zanfirico fruit, thin canes of glass were fused onto the surface of blown glass to create delicate spirals of pattern that stand out against the clear form.

Keywords

Object - fruit - pear

decorative arts - glass

Crafts - Glass

glass

About Flora C. Mace

Born: Exeter, New Hampshire 1949

About Joey Kirkpatrick

Born: Des Moines, Iowa 1952

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