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Blue Flesh

1991 Danny Perkins Born: Frankfurt, Germany 1955 blown glass and oil paint 47 3/4 x 11 x 11 1/2 in. (121.3 x 28.0 x 29.3 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Joan and Milton Baxt in honor of Michael W. Monroe, Renwick Gallery Curator-in-Charge, 1986-1995 1995.36.1 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 55B

Luce Center Quote

“The relationship between color and form in my work is like that between man and nature: a balance has to exist for my work, or my life, to go on. It may not be important that my work live on, but I do know it’s important for me to make it.” Danny Perkins, American Craft, 1992

Luce Center Label

Blue Flesh stands precariously upon its narrow base, its soft colors and gentle curves suggesting fabric or petals. Danny Perkins carefully breaks and cracks the blown form, then sandblasts and paints each fragment before gluing the structure back together. The muted rainbow of colors and cracks of light enhance the monumental form.


decorative arts - glass

Crafts - Glass


paint - oil

About Danny Perkins

Born: Frankfurt, Germany 1955

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