Blue Orchid Implied Movement | Harvey K. Littleton

Blue Orchid Implied Movement

1987
blown glass, barium/potash
glass with multiple cased
overlays of Kugler colors
91.4 x 35.6 x 12.7 cm; 79.1 x
35.6 x 12.7 cm; 80.3 x 25.4 x
10.8 cm (36 x 14 x 5 in.; 31 x
14 x 5 in.; 32 x 10 x 4 in.)
Lent by the White House
gift of the artist
Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor

White House Tour (Blue Room)
In this glass sculpture, Littleton takes full advantage of the once flowing quality of molten glass and captures it in that state. The deep blue color in the teardrop base of each unit suggests a source of energy for the writhing tendrils as they reach skyward.

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Blue Orchid Implied Movement (Detail)

Black Carved Jar Bowl