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Glass Pear

2000 Bobby Bowes Born: Chicago, Illinois 1972 blown glass 20 x 13 in. (50.8 x 33.0 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Shelby and Frederick Gans in honor of Kenneth Trapp 2001.26 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 56A

Luce Center Label

Bobby Bowes creates many sculptures of fruit and vegetables that he shows at events such as the annual Great Glass Farmers Market in Silicon Valley. The crackled surface of the glass resembles the tiny dimples and blemishes on the surface of a pear, and the bright tones capture the array of colors in a market display. The pear's exaggerated size evokes the giant specimens that compete for prizes at state fairs and agricultural shows.


Object - fruit - pear

decorative arts - glass

Crafts - Glass

About Bobby Bowes

Born: Chicago, Illinois 1972

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