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Fossil Series: Tight Loop Comin

1998 Brent Kee Young Born: Los Angeles, California 1946 blown glass with lampworked inclusions 10 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (26.7 x 11.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Sally and Ned Hansen (The Glass Gallery), Colleen and John Kotelly and Joan Lunney and Will Idler 1999.104 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 55B


Luce Center Quote

“What is important is not seemingly there . . . ” Brent Kee Young

Luce Center Label

Each detailed image depicted on Tight Loop Comin is lampworked in clear glass, using a small torch to manipulate the glass into intricate skeletons based on authentic North American archaeological fossils. Brent Kee Young pushes the pieces into the colored glass of his vessels, building up heavy layers of clear glass over the top so that the skeletons seem to disappear, leaving only their imprint.

Keywords

decorative arts - glass

Crafts - Glass

About Brent Kee Young

Born: Los Angeles, California 1946

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