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1994 Karla Trinkley Born: Yardley, Pennsylvania 1956 cast glass 24 3/4 x 22 7/8 x 19 1/4 in. (62.8 x 58.0 x 49.0 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the James Renwick Alliance 1998.35 Not currently on view

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“Tiny little spaces that open up into secret rooms . . . ” Karla Trinkley, 1987

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Karla Trinkley took colors and shapes she found on cinder-block fences in the tropics and applied them to Rosette. The thick walls on this enormous vessel appear carved from stone, but Trinkley’s delicate color and pattern give it a lightness and fragility despite its obvious weight.


decorative arts - glass

Crafts - Glass


About Karla Trinkley

Born: Yardley, Pennsylvania 1956