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1996 Toots Zynsky Born: Boston, Massachusetts 1951 glass threads 7 3/4 x 13 3/4 x 9 1/4 in. (19.7 x 34.9 x 23.5 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the James Renwick Alliance on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Renwick Gallery © 1996, Toots Zynsky 1997.94 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 56A

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"The constant interaction of color and light transmitted through and around the many undulating interior and exterior surfaces gives each piece its ever changing life." Toots Zynsky, Neues Glas, 2002

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Toots Zynsky slumps layers of fused glass threads into hollow forms that seem almost pliable, as if made from fabric. She participated in a music-recording project in Ghana, and the powerful music, vibrant colors, and diverse people she encountered there have greatly influenced her work. This is especially evident in the Chaos series, with its celebration of brilliant primary colors and energetic texture.


decorative arts - glass

Crafts - Glass


About Toots Zynsky

Born: Boston, Massachusetts 1951

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