#1 Bomb

Copied Henner Schröder, #1 Bomb, 1987, glass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Carol and Don Wiiken, 1999.57.9

Artwork Details

Title
#1 Bomb
Date
1987
Dimensions
9 1216 in. (24.140.6 cm) diam.
Credit Line
Gift of Carol and Don Wiiken
Mediums Description
glass
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object — weapon — ammunition
  • Object — written matter — map
  • Landscape — United States
Object Number
1999.57.9

Artwork Description

Henner Schroder uses molds made from a mixture of crushed volcanic rock and dry clay to produce his heavily layered pieces. The casting involves a team of up to twelve people who do a dry run to ensure that everyone’s actions are clearly choreographed before tackling the molten glass. In #1 Bomb the thick black paint, minelike protrusions, and red-lined window evoke a sense of war and destruction.

Luce Object Quote
"These disparate images, combined into a new composition, create a novel vignette that tells its own story." Henner Schroder, 1999