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Cascade

1996 Daniel Clayman Born: Lynn, Massachusetts 1957 cast glass and bronze 37 x 15 in. (94 x 38.1 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the James Renwick Alliance on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Renwick Gallery 1997.52 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 55B


Luce Center Quote

“The implied movement prompts the viewer’s eye to fill and empty space with the metaphorical volume.” Daniel Clayman, Habatat Galleries, 1999

Luce Center Label

Daniel Clayman’s Cascade is from a series of works that imagine waterways and conduits as vehicles for a journey. The bronze controls and holds the “water,” while the opaque white glass becomes the channel. These pieces, based on seeds and pods found in nature, show a fragile glass form encased within the bronze shell. Clayman relates this dual sense of vulnerability and strength to his own role as protector of his twin children.

Keywords

decorative arts - glass

Crafts - Glass