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Panthera onca (Jaguar)

1998 Mark Matthews Born: Youngstown, Ohio 1954 hot glass and Graal technique 2 3/8 in. (6.1 cm) diam Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist and family in honor of Francis M. Greenwell © 1999, Mark Matthews 1999.21.7 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 56A

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Panthera onca (Jaguar)
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Luce Center Quote

"They seem to have touched a nerve, people are drawn to these patterns." Mark Matthews, Victoria and Albert Museum press release, 1996

Luce Center Label

The Exotic Mammal Pelt Spheres were made using the Swedish Graal process. A photograph of the flat animal pelt is manipulated and transferred to the glass so the image can be sandblasted onto the surface. The marbles are sized in proportion to the size of each animal and the opposing poles of the design correspond to the neck and tail of the pelt.


Animal - jaguar

decorative arts - glass

Crafts - Glass


About Mark Matthews

Born: Youngstown, Ohio 1954

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