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B 1095

1995 Sonja Blomdahl Born: Waltham, Massachusetts 1952 blown glass 18 1/2 x 12 in. (47.0 x 30.5 cm.) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase 1995.51 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 56A

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“I want to make a beautiful object where people can rest their eyes from our busy and sometimes chaotic world.” Sonja Blomdahl, Gallerymateria, 2000

Luce Center Label

Sonja Blomdahl uses intense, personal color choices to lift the familiar forms of her bowls and vases out of the everyday and transform them into compelling works of art. Here, she combines a classic form with vivid color. “Color is often the joy in making a piece,” she says. “I want the colors to glow and react with each other.” In B 1095, light becomes fluid as it moves around the surface of the seemingly weightless glass; the clear band separating the colors at the base of the neck emphasizes their clarity and strength, and allows the viewer to see different hues inside the vessel.


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Crafts - Glass


About Sonja Blomdahl

Born: Waltham, Massachusetts 1952

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