Crimson/Green Blue | Sonja Blomdahl

Crimson/Green Blue

1992
Blown glass, 16 1/2 x 9 1/4 in.
Lent by the White House
gift of the artist
Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor

Symmetry and brilliant color are the essential visual elements for this glass blower. In this piece, Blomdahl emphasizes the curved silhouette of the classically inspired form. A clear band of glass that joins the crimson bottom of the vase to the green top acts as an optic lens to absorb light and produce a warm inner glow.

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Crimson/Green Blue (Detail)

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