Imago Bag | John Littleton | Kate Vogel

Imago Bag

Blown glass; etched
13 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 9 1/2" (34.9 x 31.8 x 24.1 cm)
Lent by the White House
gift of the artist
Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor

White House Tour (Entrance Hall)

This spirited piece, with its central baglike form surrounded by four smaller ones, acts as a metaphor for the phases of life: birth, renewal, growth, and mutual dependence. The etched surfaces lend softness and warmth to the work, qualities that belie the nature of brittle glass.

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Imago Bag (Detail)

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