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Alhambra Vase

1998 Chuck Boux Born: Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada 1947 blown and sand-carved glass 15 x 9 1/2 in. (38.2 x 24.2 cm) diam. footprint: 5 1/4 in. (13.4 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Hank Houser 2000.24 Not currently on view


Luce Center Quote

“You cannot grasp the emotion of the Alhambra Vase or understand the soul of the glass blowers from 500 years ago until it is lit from a candle within, you have a glass of red wine, and you hear the music of Pepé Rodrigo’s ‘Concierto de Aranjuez.’” Chuck Boux, 2004

Luce Center Label

To apply the elaborate prunus tree motif to Alhambra Vase, Chuck Boux sandblasted the outer layer of frosted glass to reveal the vivid blue underneath. He wants the flowing design of flowers and vines to communicate a sense of music to the viewer.

Keywords

Landscape - plant

Object - flower

decorative arts - glass

Crafts - Glass

glass

About Chuck Boux

Born: Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada 1947

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