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Alpine Landscape (Baden bei Wien #177)

1978 David Huchthausen Born: Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin 1951 glass 7 x 6 in. (17.8 x 15.2 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Carol and Don Wiiken 1999.57.8 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 55B


Luce Center Quote

“My work is deliberately . . . mysterious. I constantly strive to generate a strange and curious quality that both tantalizes and challenges the viewer to develop his own response system. The work must have an existence and energy of its own if it is to have any real significance.” David Huchthausen, Seattle Times, 1985

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Baden bei Wien was made in Baden, Vienna, during David Huchthausen’s European travels in the late 1970s. There were no production facilities available for the sculptures he intended to make, so he developed glassblowing skills on his own. The thick clear glass encases and blurs the layers of mountains and trees, simulating the experience of moving quickly through the landscape.

Keywords

Landscape - mountain

Landscape - tree - evergreen tree

Landscape - weather - snow

decorative arts - glass

Crafts - Glass

About David Huchthausen

Born: Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin 1951