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Mushrooms

1987 Doug Anderson Born: Erie, Pennsylvania 1952 glass 4 1/2 x 12 1/4 x 7 5/8 in. (11.5 x 31.2 x 19.4 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Dale and Doug Anderson 1996.85.3 Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Doug Anderson saw a glassblowing class at college and has worked with glass ever since. Mushrooms shows the artist’s interests in nature and the world of the imagination. The surface of the glass is dulled, but glows with subtle color, glistening like the interior of a cave and encouraging the viewer to look more closely. Mushrooms should not be in a display case but outside on the floor of a forest or by a stream, where it can be discovered in its true environment.

Keywords

Landscape - plant - mushroom

Object - foliage

decorative arts - glass

Crafts - Glass

glass

About Doug Anderson

Born: Erie, Pennsylvania 1952

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