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#1 Bomb

1987 Henner Schröder Born: Gottingen, Germany 1955 glass 9 1/2 x 16 in. (24.1 x 40.6 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Carol and Don Wiiken 1999.57.9 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 55B


Luce Center Quote

"These disparate images, combined into a new composition, create a novel vignette that tells its own story." Henner Schroder, 1999

Luce Center Label

Henner Schroder uses molds made from a mixture of crushed volcanic rock and dry clay to produce his heavily layered pieces. The casting involves a team of up to twelve people who do a dry run to ensure that everyone’s actions are clearly choreographed before tackling the molten glass. In #1 Bomb the thick black paint, minelike protrusions, and red-lined window evoke a sense of war and destruction.

Keywords

Landscape - United States

Object - weapon - ammunition

Object - written matter - map

decorative arts - glass

Crafts - Glass