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Untitled Sea Form

1985 David Leppla Born: Minneapolis, Minnesota 1950 glass 6 x 16 x 9 in. (15.2 x 40.6 x 22.9 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Carol and Don Wiiken 1999.57.2 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 55B


Luce Center Label

Untitled Sea Form evokes a mysterious sea creature or plant. The mottled colors and shapes imitate light shining on water, and the white, scooped edges suggest bleached shells washed up on the sand. There is a strong sense of movement, and the translucent glass "skin" has broken away in places to reveal a mesh of tubes writhing through the form.

Keywords

Animal - unspecified

decorative arts - glass

Crafts - Glass

About David Leppla

Born: Minneapolis, Minnesota 1950