Pastel Skies | Jon Kuhn

Pastel Skies

1993
bora-silicate, lead-fluoride,
and colored glass; ground,
polished, and laminated
21 x 21 x 21 cm (8 x 8 x 8in.)
Lent by the White House
gift of the artist
Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor

Attracted to the purity and intrinsic seductiveness of glass, Kuhn creates precise cubes of geometry that dazzle the eye. Executed with great care, the brilliant inner core is comprised of several hundred tiny pieces, cut and polished to within one-ten thousandth of an inch prior to being laminated together, and then embedded in transparent and refractive crystal.

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Pastel Skies (Detail)

Oval Punch Bowl and Ladle Peach Vase on a Pedestal